Course Description

Diploma in Data Protection - September 2021

Diploma in Data Protection - September 2021 is a course run by City Colleges, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 10 weeks. For more information about Diploma in Data Protection - September 2021 at City Colleges, please review the details below.

Course Details

Full Course Name:

Diploma in Data Protection

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:
29th September 2021
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm

Course Award

City Colleges Diploma

Course Fee

Live Online: €795 (€895 if paying in instalments)
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The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates.

Course Overview

The course is specifically designed to help businesses and individuals comply with the essential principles of the Data Protection Act 2018. If you handle personal information as part of your work, then data protection should be an integral part of your daily activities. This course explains what your legal responsibilities are under data protection law so that you understand how to collect data legally, obtain consent where required, process data in accordance with the law and ensure data security. At the end of the Diploma in Data Protection, students will have a firm understanding of the legal requirements in relation to data protection and how to implement them.

Successful completion of the diploma provides you with a qualification recognised by The Institute of Banking and LIA for CPD Purposes.

Diploma in Data Protection Content

Week 1


  • Outline of diploma course
  • Right to privacy under international and domestic law
  • Overview of the current legislative context

Week 2

The General Data Protection Regulation: Who, What and How

  • Subject-matter and objectives
  • Material and territorial scope
  • Data protection principles
  • Overview of specific processing situations

Week 3

My Data, My Rights: Rights of Data Subjects

  • Provision of information and right of access
  • Rights to rectify and erase data
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object to processing
  • Restrictions

Week 4

Who’s in charge: Obligations on Controllers and Processors

  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Record-keeping
  • Cooperation with the supervisory authority
  • Security of data and notification of breaches
  • Data protection impact assessments and prior consultation
  • Data Protection Officer

Week 5

Free movement of data and transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations

  • General principles
  • Adequacy of protection available
  • Appropriate safeguards
  • Binding corporate rules
  • Derogations
  • International cooperation

Week 6

Keeping a close eye: The Supervisory Authorities and the Data Protection Commissioner

  • Competence
  • Tasks
  • Powers
  • Cooperation and consistency
  • European Data Protection Board

Week 7

Falling foul of the rules: remedies, liability and penalties

  • Right to lodge a complaint
  • Right to an effective judicial remedy
  • Representation
  • Right to compensation and liability
  • Administrative fines
  • Penalties

Week 8

Specific Processing Situations Part 1: Employers and Employees

  • Vetting Prospective Employees
  • Staff Surveillance
  • Biometrics in the Workplace
  • Transfer of Ownership of Business
  • Access Requests
  • Devices, Apps and Social Media at Work

Week 9

Specific Processing Situations Part 2: Marketing

  • Direct Marketing
  • National Directory Database
  • Publicly available information
  • Unsolicited Marketing
  • E-receipts

Week 10

Current Issues in Data Protection

  • State Surveillance
  • Public Sector Issues
  • Data Protection and Law Enforcement
  • Current Issues in Data Protection Law
  • The Future of Data Protection Globally

What will I learn from this course?

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • The fundamental legal principles of the GDPR
  • The role of Data Protection Officers and Data Protection Processors
  • The handling, management, and protection of personal data in the workplace
  • The remedies, liability and penalties issues arising from breaches in data protection
  • The behavioural issues in data protection
  • The technical aspects of handling personal data
  • The current issues in Data Protection
The Diploma in Data Protection - September 2021 course at City Colleges is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderCity Colleges
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding BodyInstitute of Commercial Management
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Data Protecttion
Course Start Date29th September 2021
Course Duration10 weeks
Course TimeEvening and Online
Course FeeOnline: €795 (€895 if paying in instalments)
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Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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