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GDPR & Data Protection Essentials for Schools (Galway)

This one-day introductory-level programme tailored to the needs of schools and training providers will help you ensure you are compliant with current legislation and identify the steps you need to take to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who should attend

This course is suited for employees who are in regular contact with student, parent/guardian or employee personal information, including:

  • School Administrators
  • Human resources staff
  • Accounts personnel
  • Line managers
  • Database administrators and document management staff

What you will learn

The course is presented by Cyril Drury, Education and Data Protection Consultant and former prinicipal of Dundalk Grammar School.

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 your school to process such information. The syllabus comprises the following core topics:

1. An overview of current Data Protection Legislation

  • Rationale for Data Protection
  • Legal Framework
  • Definitions and Key terms
  • The Principles of Data Protection
  • Data Controller & Data Processor obligations
  • Individual rights
  • The Data Protection Commissioner and enforcement

    2. GDPR – what needs to be done

    • GDPR  - The key changes
    • Planning for GDPR - 6 Steps To Heaven

    Please note: one place costs €475, two places are available for €595. Please email on to receive your discounted places for two attendees.

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    12th Apr (Thu)


    Begins at 09:30 and ends at 17:00

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