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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

Privacy Impact Assessments, which are to be carried out by the Data Protection Officer, are now mandatory under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These assessments are 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 “learn by doing” workshop, to ensure that attendees know the 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 €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.