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When is a Data Protection Impact Assessment required?

The GDPR defines several situations when a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is mandatory:1. GDPR Article 35(1) requires a DPIA to be conducted in cases where a type of processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of the type of processing. This is likely to be the ...

   Tuesday, November 27th


Who are you calling unprofessional?

People tend to get a little defensive when asked about their professionalism. It may feel that something is implied - that you don't know your job, or as the dictionary defines it 'not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace'. So to clarify a little about what we mean when we say professionalism and what it means to be an ...

   Thursday, November 1st


30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th


CEDPO side event at the ICDPPC in Brussels on 25 October

CEDPO is organising a side event at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on 25 October in Brussels.This side event, entitled "DPOs: Navigators for implementing the GDPR", will cover different aspects of the DPO's role in the GDPR, from being entrusted with a strategic role for the implementation of legal requirements, to hands-on activities such as designing a compliance programme ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


ePrivacy Regulation & GDPR

While organisations are only acclimatising to the impacts of GDPR, a new set of regulations focussing on ensuring individual privacy with regard to electronic communications are on the way in the form of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR).  As the ePrivacy Regulation governs the specific handling of an individual's data with regards to electronic communications, it could override GDPR in some cases.What is the ...

  Thursday, August 2nd


€20,000 Privacy by Design Contest

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. The initiative aims to promote privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps. The challenge to solve The ...

   Friday, July 13th


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

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Interdepartmental collaboration is becoming more common in the digital era, with project teams often coming from several departments. However, problems still arise as each department makes its case. Let's take the example of a new piece of internal software. For someone working in IT, the objectives will be mainly related to programming and design. Once compiled, they will then approach the finance team, who ...

  Thursday, June 21st


The Blockchain ball is in developers hands

Demand seems to be trending in the ICT skills sphere and, for a change, we are not talking about the skills shortage: the demands are coming from the candidates. If you are a skilled IT professional then it would appear that your wish is their command, provided they want you enough.Another ‘want’ trending at the moment is more education around blockchain, its uses ...

  Monday, December 3rd


IASA Conference 2018 - Ethics & AI - Member Review

Thank you to Iasa Member - David Bailey of Fenergo who wrote this review of our recent Iasa Conference. Conference presentations are available in the members resource section.As with the prior IASA conference, the speaker line-up this year was quite diverse, with each speaker adding their voice to address the prevailing theme of the ethical responsibility of architecture in a rapidly evolving digital ...

  Thursday, November 1st


Commission launches European Open Science Cloud

Following a major effort by the European Commission, the Member States and the scientific community, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)  was launched today to provide a safe environment for researchers to store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes. The Commission presented the governance structure and the portal to EU science ministers and future users at an Austrian EU Presidency ...

  Friday, November 30th


Welcome to our new ICS Council

The Irish Computer Society wish to announce a number of changes to our council and a new President of the Society.(Pictured at the ICS AGM 2018 - L-R: Declan Brady, Cormac Callanan, John Ward, Aisling Cunnngham, Mike Hinchey, Kevin Thomas, Tiziana Margaria, Padraig Farrell)Outgoing President Declan BradyHaving served diligently as President for over three years, Declan Brady has stepped down as ICS President. ...

  Friday, November 30th


When is a Data Protection Impact Assessment required?

The GDPR defines several situations when a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is mandatory:1. GDPR Article 35(1) requires a DPIA to be conducted in cases where a type of processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of the type of processing. This is likely to be the ...

   Tuesday, November 27th


The IT Professionalism Framework

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The IT Professionalism Framework consists of four building blocks You can click on each building block to learn more. An introduction is provided below.   Fostering the IT Profession The extent to which IT is embedded in our lives is inevitably growing. The physical and digital world are blurring, imposing challenges on us as regards personal privacy, data security and even our personal relationships. If ...

  Tuesday, November 20th


Could you help us plan our business analysis events?

If you think you could help us plan our business analyst member event schedule or conferences programmes we would love to hear from you.One of our biggest challenges is finding out which subjects, you - our members, would like to see at our events and next year's conference.We think one of the most valuable parts of being a member is that you ...

  Thursday, November 8th


The business case for more women in Tech'

At a recent debate on Gender in Tech, organised by the European Internet Forum participants emphasised the need for role models, awareness-raising and policies to improve work conditions and promotion prospects for women. The European Parliament representative stressed that more women professionals in the ICT sector, especially in top positions, would also be very beneficial to the European economy, since it is proven that ...

  Thursday, November 1st