November 30, 2022

Course Description

At any point in time, your organisation may find itself subject to an audit by the Data Protection Commission ("DPC") for compliance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018.

Being prepared and trained for an audit is essential for any business, and this course offers practical guidance on conducting your own data protection audits/reviews. You will learn what you need to prioritise in the event of an audit, how to approach an internal audit, how to be clearer with your suppliers and how to set up a reporting system that can be easily examined.

Attendees will learn from one of the leading data protection professionals in the country, with ample Q&A opportunity, and a full course pack to refer back to.

Course Content

  • An overview of GDPR and Data Protection Law.
  • An overview of acceptable collection, treatment of, retention and storage of Data.
  • Drafting of Policies and procedures for your organisation.
  • The purpose of data protection Audits/Reviews
  • How to approach an internal audit, what should your priorities be.
  • What will the data protection commissioner prioritise in the event of an audit (potential risk areas)?  
  • Be clear on your relationships with third party suppliers.
  • Set up a reporting system so that it can be examined by management and stakeholders.

Who Should Attend

Data Protection Officers, Nominated Audit Staff, information officers, HR managers, Risk Management officer, Compliance officers.  Anyone, in an organisation or company regardless of size responsible for handling data.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course.

Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.


Kate Colleary
Country Leader for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

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