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Understand your obligations, learn the practicalities of compliance, how to conduct an audit, and much more.

GDPR – specific category for healthcare data and exemptions under which data can be held and processed for research purposes explained!

Hear the implications this has for university hospitals and research conducted in hospitals.

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Date: 21st February, 2018

The new EU General DP Regulation has recently been published, and represents the most significant global development in data protection law since the EU Data Protection Directive. The well-known eight Rules of the 1995 EU Directive have not gone away, but they have received a re-vamp, as have many other key aspects, and there are several new important changes to be aware of.

The regulations have been approved by all EU Institutions and signed into Law with an 18 month implementation process, therefore never has there been better time to discuss and explore the implications of the New EU General Data Protection Regulations on your organisation with a step by step guide on how they should be implemented into each organisation (Large and small).

It provides for fines of up to 4% of global turnover for data protection breaches and a whole host of new provisions which will greatly affect how we do business. These changes, combined with the Max Schrems v Facebook decision invalidating the Safe Harbor method of transfer of data to the US, and the Google Spain/Right to be forgotten case mean that there has never been a more important time to understand data protection

Data gathering, data management and data security are high profile and important topics, and arguably the highest profile sector under the spotlight for compliance and proper process is the healthcare sector. A full understanding of your obligations, the law and security requirements when related to your management of data security is vital.

This intensive one-day CPD course will offer expert insight and information on important issues such as how Data Protection applies to the health sector, what can and cannot be done with patient information, the 8 essential Data Protection principles, practicalities of compliance, the key responsibilities of data control officers, how to conduct an audit, guidelines on data management & retention, and much more.

Course content Includes:

  • The role of the Data Protection Commissioner
  • How data protection law applies to the healthcare sector
  • What can and cannot be done with staff information and patient information
  • How to review and keep data secure
  • Understand the rights of individuals, such as patients and staff, in respect of data held by your centre
  • Better understanding of the legal requirements for gathering information 
  • Key issues relating to the requirements for using CCTV cameras
  • Handling requests for information by patients and staff / vested parties
  • The special rules that apply to using ‘sensitive personal data’ (e.g. medical information)
  • Understand the implications and restriction issues relating to sending personal data abroad
  • Compliance obligations and challenges when outsourcing data processing operations, such as payroll, call-centres, waste management
  • Identify the immediate ‘action’ areas in your centre that need attention and/or remedial action
  • The key requirements to conduct your own data protection audit

Our course is designed for people who work with, or will work with, data protection issues on a frequent basis. This one day CMG Master Class will be of particular interest to Directors of Nursing, Human Resources Managers, Compliance Officers, Medical Secretaries, Department Managers, Ward Managers, Risk Managers, IT Managers, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Data Users, Data Processors, Anyone handling personal/patient data.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 6 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

TJ McIntyre, Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant, FP Logue Solicitors

Dr TJ McIntyre is a Lecturer in Law in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, the chair of civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland and a consultant solicitor with FP Logue Solicitors where he specialises in privacy and data protection issues.

His research looks at information technology law, crime, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on fundamental rights in the online environment. He is a leading commentator on technology law in the national and international media.

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:  21st February, 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €345 (2ND EARLY-BIRD), normal rate is €395. 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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