Who is this programme for?
Data protection law will undergo a fundamental reform on 25th May 2018, being the date on which the EU's General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. This new law will significantly change what data protection law is and how it will apply. The GDPR will impose new penalties and liabilities on data controllers and processors who fail to comply with its provisions.
The prospect of such liabilities and penalties will require that data controllers and data processors reform their internal governance of personal data processing to ensure that the new standards of data protection that the GDPR will impose are complied with. Many organisations will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer; all organisations will have to significantly enhance their compliance functions in order to ensure that the obligations of Data Protection Impact Assessments and data protection by default and design are complied with.
The Professional Certificate in Data Protection has been carefully designed to provide Data Protection Officers and Compliance Officers with the professional qualities and expert knowledge of data protection law along with guidance on practical application that they will need to implement in order to discharge their requirements under the GDPR.
The programme has been designed in consultation with the office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Also the programme is accredited by UCD and is the only accredited qualification at this level.
How you will benefit
This programme will support your personal and professional development.
•understand the existing law and the new obligations to be imposed by the GDPR.
•undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment.
•use contemporary theories and practical evidence to design a data protection framework within your organisation, both in respect of the existing law and to prepare for the application of the GDPR.
•design, complete and report on major data protection projects which may be required to enhance your firm's positioning within the sector.
•justify the rationale behind recommendations in relation to data protection.
•maintain, develop and apply contemporary professional best practice and contribute to a personal ethos of life-long learning and selfimprovement.