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Data Protection Update: Ensuring your HR Department is GDPR-Compliant


The General Data Protection Regulation must be implemented throughout the EU by way of domestic legislation by 25th May 2018 at the latest. In Ireland, the government has published a new Data Protection Bill which highlights how the GDPR is to be implemented in this jurisdiction. The Bill is making progress through the Houses of the Oireachtas.

The headlines point to fines of €20m euros for data breaches, although costs could actually be much higher. There is no lead-in time for the GDPR after 25th May. We are already in the lead-in time. This event is designed specifically for HR professionals in order that you can get your department in some kind of order by 25th May 2018. You won’t get it all done if you haven’t yet started –
but you will have many templates, ideas, priorities and recommended action points after attending this event.

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All organisations will have to comply with the new data protection laws or face massive fines, negative publicity and legal action that could potentially close the organisation down. Human Resource departments hold a huge amount of personal data and interact with many other departments who also hold employee data – occupational health, finance and IT departments to name but three. You cannot allow the HR department to be the source of a data breach – this event is tailored specifically for HR professionals and is aimed at helping you get your HR functions GDPR-compliant.

Many HR professionals will also be given the role of Data Protection Officer – a new independent overseer of data protection in organisations, defined in the statute. Conflict with your employer is eminently possible – where do you stand in your DPO role? Even if you yourself are not the DPO, s/he will want to inspect your HR department – do you want a pass or a fail when the DPO inspects your systems for protecting data?

You will spend the day on deep analysis and practical exercises designed to prepare HR professionals and help ensure you know what you have to do and how you have to do it to be GDPR-ready for 25th May 2018.
Each of the sessions will have a short presentation and an exercise and/or template for every attendee to work through to reinforce learning.
There will be ample time for Q&A, including two-panel sessions moderated by journalist Sarah Carey.


Understand how a data protection impact assessment or audit works and be able to identify the actions you must take in your HR department to ensure it is GDPR-compliant. You will also be in a position to provide a high-level
understanding of actions required throughout an organisation that the senior management team must put in place for your employer to be GDPR-compliant

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Data Protection Update: Ensuring your HR Department is GDPR-Compliant

Training Days

1 Day

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €150
Non-member rate: €200
* Cost quoted per person

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