Data Protection and the GDPR

Ready for GDPR text in lightbox by Marco Verch @Flickr
Ready for GDPR text in lightbox by Marco Verch @Flickr

Study the impact of data protection & the GDPR on workplaces, charitable and voluntary organisations. This course has been developed in response to significant changes in data protection legislation since May 2018.


  • This course will be delivered in plain English with no jargon.
  • No prior knowledge of data protection legislation is required.
  • It is cost effective, time efficient and supports good business.
  • Walk away with knowledge and skills you can apply as soon as you get back to work.
  • You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Who is this course for?
Attending this course is a must for anyone that handles other people’s information as part of their job (i.e., business owners, managers, team leaders, voluntary committee members and employees).
This practical and interactive eight-week course provides you with:

  • Broad knowledge of how data protection affects your workplace/charity.
  • The knowledge and skills on how to avoid the common mistakes that lead to data breaches.
  • The skills to implement controls to reduce the risk of fines or reputational damage.
Tutor Profile:

Anita Murphy is a Data Protection & GDPR Consultant. She advises clients on data privacy matters such as data breaches, subject access requests, drafting data protection policies and procedures and planning a road-map for clients to meet their legal obligations. Anita also provides training and information sessions for clients on data protection and the GDPR. Anita has a BA, and MA from UCC, a Higher Diploma in Health & Safety in the Workplace, an MA in Human Resources from CIT and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Is this course for me?

Mallow Classes

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Nights: Monday
Times: 18:30 to 20:30
Duration: 4 Weeks
Starting: Monday, 27 January 2020

Price: €75.00, *€65.00 with online discount, €52.50 for Old Age Pension recipients, €45.00 for current and just graduated Mallow College day students.


ECDL Data Protection Essentials Data Protection Essentials

Learning Outcomes

    Week 1:

    • History of Data Protection.
    • Brief Overview of the European Data Protection Board, Data Protection Commission and Data Subjects.

    Week 2:

    • Main Players – Data Controllers, Joint Data Controllers, Data Processors, Sub-Processors and the importance of having Contracts in place.
    • The 6 Lawful Bases (Direct Marketing & Consent) and the 6 General Principles.

    Week 3:

    • Physical Security Considerations & Cyber Security.
    • Staff Training & Awareness.

    Week 4:

    • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs).
    • International Data Transfers & also Brexit.

    Week 5:

    • Information Governance.
    • Policies Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Codes of Practice.

    Week 6:

    • Data Protection Audits and Data Mapping (as per Art. 30).
    • Data Protection Commission’s Powers and Enforcement.
    • Case Studies – Data Breaches and their Outcomes.

    Week 7:

    • How to Create a Privacy Statement for your Website.
    • How to Create a Privacy Notice for your Employees.

    Week 8:

    • Checklist of what you need to do in your workplace.
    • Issuing Certificate of Attendance.

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