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Data Protection Impact Assessment

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Business District, Dublin 18 (map)

Overview of the GDPR, Role of the Data Protection Officer, Risk Management Initiatives, PIA Methodology

Data Protection Impact Assessments are now legally mandatory when processing information from individuals. When your organisation/company collects, stores or uses personal information the individuals whose data you are processing are exposed to risks. DPIAs enable organisations to assess potential data protection and other privacy implications at the design stage of a new system or process. Such risks can be assessed and addressed within the development of the system or process. 

DPIA’s are vital for negating risk and demonstrating compliance with GDPR.

We will cover an informative walkthrough of the GDPR in general terms, as well as the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) methodology in detail, and explore how to identify and undertake a project that may require a PIA. You will hear from others in your field on the key risks that arise from the PIA and will be offered guidance on best practice. You will also receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time, and will gain 5 Structured CPD points to add to your yearly requirements (if applicable).

Course Content

  • Overview of the GDPR

  • Review of the 7 Principles

  • Focus on concept of ‘Privacy By Design’

  • Role of Data Protection Officer

  • Review of criteria of projects requiring a DPIA

  • Walk-through of the PIA Methodology

  • Identification of typical project proposal which would necessitate a PIA

  • Workshop - Tackling a project proposal using the PIA methodology

  • Key risks and risk management initiatives arising from the PIA – Guidance on possible options

  • Summary of best practice approach and learnings from the workshop

  • Q & A

Who Should Attend?

This course would be relevant to Data Protection Officers, Managers, CEO, or any personnel responsible for the implementation and follow-through of your organisation’s Data Protection. 


On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €415.The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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Later Event: October 10
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