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Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) - Advanced Course

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

The advanced Data Protection Officer training course has been designed for those currently in the role of Data Protection Officer, to help meet your obligations and responsibilities and go that bit future into an advanced understanding of key GDPR elements. 

The course tutor is an expert on the topic and delegates will leave the course with a far better and more advanced understanding of GDPR, requirements of the commissioner, legalities you must be up to speed on and issues to watch out for coming down the tracks. All attendees will take home a full informative course pack to refer back to, as well as CPD certification and a CMG Masterclass certificate.

To attend, it is highly recommended that you already have a working knowledge of current Data Protection legislation

Course Content

Part I: Advanced Understanding of Core Concepts

  • Rationale and Evolution of Data Protection Law

  • Key GDPR Definitions

  • 7 Core Principles

  • Legal Basis for Processing

  • Data Subject Rights

  • Role of the Data Protection Commission

  • Sanctions and Penalties

Part 2: Understanding the DPO’s Role in an Organisation

  • Necessity for Appointment

  • Position in Organisation

  • Obligations

  • Privacy by Design

  • Designing the Organisation’s Policies

  • Recording Processing Activities

  • Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideally suited to anyone currently fulfilling a Data Protection Officer role within an organisation and those responsible for ensuring that their organisation is compliant with data protection law.


On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours. This course is also recognised and accredited by the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) for 4 hours formal CPD, as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for 5 CPE credits.


This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €495. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, 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.