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24-25 January 2018      Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3     

in partnership with the Irish Computer Society

Conference Theme:

"GDPR: The Final Countdown"

83 working days until GDPR legislation is enforced

The Association of Data Protection Officers would like to welcome you to the National Data Protection Conference on the 24th and 25th of January, 2018. Ireland's Data Protection community will gather in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3, for this two-day programme which will include informative workshops and presentations from some of Europe’s top data protection professionals. This is the largest data protection event in Ireland and is a must-attend event for your DP calendar.

Preconference Workshops

Full Day Workshops

GDPR Essentials
09:00 - 17:00

This workshop is designed for those who have a basic understanding of data protection rights and responsibilities in Ireland, including legislation and business impact. The syllabus encourages the recognition of data protection legislation as one particular safeguard relating to personal information whilst at the same time recognising the legitimate needs of business and organisations to process such information.

Privacy By Design
09:00 - 17:00

GDPR will bring lots of important changes in 2018. One such change is the need for privacy by design. Privacy (and Data Protection) by design and by default is written into Article 25 of the EU GDPR. Privacy by Design states that any action a company undertakes that involves processing personal data must be done with data protection and privacy in mind at every step. This full day workshop will look into the steps you need to put in place to avoid a breach of this nature.

Half Day Workshops

GDPR & The Public Sector
09:00 - 12:00

This workshop is specifically for Data Protection Officers operating within the public sector.
This will be an interactive workshop led by established Public Sector Data Protection Officers who will share their approach to implementing processes in the lead up to GDPR legislation. he legitimate needs of business and organisations to process such information.

GDPR In Education
09:00 - 12:00

This workshop is designed for people in the education and training sector who handle information about students, staff or the general public.
The workshop will cover the following:

1. An overview of GDPR
2. Data Breach Case Study
3. Planning for GDPR

Cyber Attacks & Breach Notification
13:30 - 17:00

For most organisations it is now a question of “when” not “if” you experience a Cyber-attack.
Under GDPR you have 72 hours to report the breach. If the worst happened, would you be ready?
This workshop looks at recent breaches and the responses to them and discusses the issues around the new reporting requirements. ok into the steps you need to put in place to avoid a breach of this nature.

Subject Access Requests
13:30 - 17:00

We all have a right to request a copy of all information an organisation retains about us, provided the data exists. This is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR).
This workshop will look how SARs have changed under GDPR including how a SAR is defined, how to respond to a request, what legal obligations an organisation has, and how to respond efficiently.

2018 Speakers

Jim Friars

Jim Friars

Irish Computer Society

John Keyes

John Keyes

Assistant Data Commissioner,
Data Commissioners Office

Lanre Oluwatona

Lanre Oluwatona

DP Consultant,
Irish Computer Society

Marie Murphy

Marie Murphy


Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Attorney, Worldwide Expert in Data Privacy, Chief Privacy Officer,
FitzPatrick & Associates, University of Santa Clara

Tom Hulton

Tom Hulton


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Ends 31st December

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Members Day 1: €360
Non Members Day 1: €450
Members Day 2: €290 €220
Non Members Day 2: €425 €375
Members Day 1 & 2: €590 €520
Non Members Day 1 & 2: €795 €745

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