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Data Protection Impact Assessment

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

As of May 2018, Data Protection Impact Assessments are compulsory for a large number of organisations. Privacy Impact Assessments, which are to be carried out by the Data Protection Officer, are mandatory under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in any circumstance where a project proposal introduces risk to the rights and freedoms of data subjects, it is essentially a risk assessment of proposed processing of personal data.

This unique CPD workshop will examine the concept of Privacy by Design, and will discuss the role of the DP officer. This will be a “learning by doing” workshop, to ensure that attendees know best practice in practical terms. We will cover an informative walkthrough of the GDPR in general terms, as well as the 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 €445. 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.

Earlier Event: October 8
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