Recognised by The Institute of Banking and LIA for CPD Purposes
The Diploma in Data Protection will help you gain a clear understanding of the data protection law in Ireland including, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Students will consider in detail the data processing principles, the rights of data subjects and the obligations on data controllers and processors. Students will also consider the role of the Data Protection Commissioner and the various enforcement procedures and penalties.
At the end of the Diploma in Data Protection, students will have a firm understanding of the legal requirements in relation to data protection.
Diploma in Data Protection is a part of The College of Criminology and Policing.
Who Should Apply?
Those who perform any role in relation to the control and/or processing of personal data including, but not limited to, data protection officers, human resource managers, IT managers and sales and marketing managers. Diploma in Data Protection is suitable for those who need a more in-depth knowledge about data protection law in Ireland.
• Outline of diploma course
• Right to privacy under international and domestic law
• Overview of the current legislative context
The General Data Protection Regulation: Who, what and how
• Subject-matter and objectives
• Material and territorial scope
• Data protection principles
• Overview of specific processing situations
My Data, My Rights: Rights of Data Subjects
• Provision of information and right of access
• Rights to rectify and erase data
• Right to restrict processing
• Right to data portability
• Right to object to processing
Who’s in charge: Obligations on Controllers and Processors
• Data protection by design and by default
• Cooperation with the supervisory authority
• Security of data and notification of breaches
• Data protection impact assessments and prior consultation
• Data Protection Officer
Free movement of data and transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations
• General principles
• Adequacy of protection available
• Appropriate safeguards
• Binding corporate rules
• International cooperation
Keeping a close eye: The Supervisory Authorities and the Data Protection Commissioner
• Cooperation and consistency
• European Data Protection Board
Falling foul of the rules: remedies, liability and penalties
• Right to lodge a complaint
• Right to an effective judicial remedy
• Right to compensation and liability
• Administrative fines
Specific Processing Situations Part 1: Employers and Employees
• Vetting Prospective Employees
• Staff Surveillance
• Biometrics in the Workplace
• Transfer of Ownership of Business
• Access Requests
Specific Processing Situations Part 2: Marketing
• Direct Marketing
• National Directory Database
• Publicly available information
• Unsolicited Marketing
Specific Processing Situations Part 3: Online and Computing
• Personal Information Online
• Data Protection and the Cloud
• Data Protection and Mobile Apps
• Data Protection and Wifi Location Analytics
• Data Protection and Social Networks
• Data Protection and BYOD
(€1,095 if paying in instalments)
Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)
If paying in instalments by direct debit, the deposit to book a place is €150 and the balance is split into three equal monthly payments.
Non-EU students: Call +353 1 4160034
Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.
If completing the course online, students’ attendance and participation of the live or recorded classes is tracked through Moodle.
A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.
The assignment/project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
Andrew McKeown is a practising barrister, having studied in UCD, where he was Swift McNeill Scholar. In addition to the Barrister-at-Law Degree, he holds a B.A. in History and English, and a Masters in Common Law. Andrew practises in criminal law, judicial review, and general common law. He has worked on all levels of criminal cases, including murder trials. Andrew has edited leading legal books, journals and Westlaw, and he is the Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest.
Why City Colleges?
- Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
- Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
- City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
- Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
- Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
- Limited class size