A one day masterclass – places limited!

Date: 24th February 2016

It is essential that all charities are fully mindful of Data Protection, that they comply with the law and that they are transparent and accountable for how data is processed.

Not only is there the potential for the imposition of large fines or penalties, but the potential for reputational damage to charities is huge. To ensure compliance all staff, particularly those who are appointed as data controllers, must understand their roles and responsibilities, in order to avoid any potential liabilities.

It is crucial for charities to be able to demonstrate that they are aware of their responsibilities to keep the data they hold secure, and that they are taking the necessary key steps to protect personal data from misuse. Even the smallest organisations are likely to hold personal data on people such as staff or trustees. These organisations, which often rely on their existing reputation, can stand to lose just as much from a breach as those who spend millions on IT. Ignorance is not bliss, and it is vital that all organisations review their policies and procedures around data protection and ensure that they remain ‘fit for purpose’.

This CPD certified MasterClass is the latest in our popular data protection series. This intensive one-day course will offer expert insight and information, will answer any specific questions you might have relating to how Data Protection Law applies to your organisation, and will ensure that you will leave this MasterClass with specific, relevant information that you can put to use immediately, and help ensure that you remain compliant.

  • Key roles & responsibilities of data controllers in charities
  • How data protection law applies to charities
  • What can and cannot be done with staff information and donor/client information?
  • How to review and keep data secure
  • Legal requirements in obtaining, entering and up-keeping information in databases
  • Key Data Protection Principles regarding Donations – online / over the phone / via post / special appeal bank accounts / direct debit
  • Direct marketing – underlying principles
  • Compliance obligations and challenges with outsourcing data processing operations / third party data processors
  • Correctly dealing with access requests from donors, clients, service users and employees
  • Including Privacy Policies and Statements on websites – what are the key points to be included?
  • Data breaches – Key Risks
  • Q & A

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points.

Hugh Jones, Managing Partner – Sytorus Ltd

Hugh is a specialist in the area of Data Protection. With a strong background in IT and business project management, both in Ireland and internationally, Hugh works closely with clients to understand their data management requirements, design practical policies and deploy compliant processes and solutions.

He has worked in a variety of industries, including the Financial Services, Retail, Medical, Charity and Direct Marketing sectors. Hugh is an experienced tutor and mentor, and provides ‘hands on’ support to his clients in addressing their data processing needs. Through his company, Sytorus, Hugh and his colleagues offer training, assessment and consultancy services to advise clients on all aspects of their data life cycle, with focus on treating data as an asset, and protecting their commercial reputation.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  24th February, 2016

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €315.00 per person (EARLY-BIRD RATE) and includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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