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Data Protection Commission publishes 2019 Annual Report

Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, today launched the Irish Data Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2019, detailing the work of the DPC for the first full calendar year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Highlights of the 2019 Annual Report include: 7,215 complaints were received in 2019 representing a 75% increase on the total number of complaints (4,113) received in 2018. 5,496 complaints in total were ...

  Thursday, February 20th


ICS pilot new self-assessment tool based on The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens

Today, being digitally competent means that people need to have skills in a range of areas if they are to stay safe and make the most of our increasingly digital world. As part of the European Commission’s effort to ensure all European citizens attain the digital skills required to full participate in society and the workforce, the Irish Computer Society is one of ...

  Friday, February 14th


Survey invitation: Skills for Industry

We would like to invite you to take a survey on skills for new services, which we carry out in a service contract for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).Services and especially innovation in services increasingly depend on high-tech skills. The European Commission wishes to develop with all relevant stakeholders a shared vision 2030 to enhance ...

   Thursday, February 13th


How to advance in your career if your boss won’t help

The workplace of today has changed from the days of secure positions and training trajectories for all staff. And in no department is this felt more acutely than in IT, still seen as the ‘new’ department in the business.The facts are clear: 79% of employees who quit their jobs do so due to a lack of appreciation by supervisors. So, if your boss doesn’...

  Wednesday, February 12th


HISI launch CHIME Ireland Chapter

CHIME, HISI (the Health Informatics Society of Ireland) and the Irish Computer Society will work together to support health and care executives across Ireland by giving them the resources they need to become exceptional leaders in IT.The new partnership means eligible members of ICS and HISI can access myCHIME - an online networking platform and The Knowledge Hub, for educational resources.HISI Chair, ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Women4IT - 6 profiles to increase employability for young women

The Women4IT project is seeking employers, training partners and prospective students to increase employability for young women through free training for six digital job profiles including: Digital Media Specialists, Data Analysts, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Quality Assurance Testers and Customer Service Representatives.Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Latest release of e-Competence Framework (eCF) now available

Technological change is changing the global economy. To continue to prosper, European businesses have to be competitive. In this context, new digital skills are a major priority for the European industry, for it to compete successfully in the global, innovation-based economy. The global race for talent requires the European workforce to acquire high-level skills and continuously improve them to boost employability and fuel competitiveness ...

  Monday, February 3rd


Survey: perception of AI by IT professionals

The CEPIS Information Society SIN has launched a survey to find out which is the perception of IT professionals on AI. The survey is based on a very short questionnaire with 10 statements on AI.ICS is a member of CEPIS, the representative body of national informatics associations throughout greater Europe. Established in 1989 by 9 European informatics societies, CEPIS has since grown to represent over 450,000 ICT ...

  Thursday, January 23rd


Data Protection Commission publishes 2019 Annual Report

Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, today launched the Irish Data Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2019, detailing the work of the DPC for the first full calendar year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Highlights of the 2019 Annual Report include: 7,215 complaints were received in 2019 representing a 75% increase on the total number of complaints (4,113) received in 2018. 5,496 complaints in total were ...

  Thursday, February 20th


ICS pilot new self-assessment tool based on The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens

Today, being digitally competent means that people need to have skills in a range of areas if they are to stay safe and make the most of our increasingly digital world. As part of the European Commission’s effort to ensure all European citizens attain the digital skills required to full participate in society and the workforce, the Irish Computer Society is one of ...

  Friday, February 14th


Survey invitation: Skills for Industry

We would like to invite you to take a survey on skills for new services, which we carry out in a service contract for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).Services and especially innovation in services increasingly depend on high-tech skills. The European Commission wishes to develop with all relevant stakeholders a shared vision 2030 to enhance ...

   Thursday, February 13th


How to advance in your career if your boss won’t help

The workplace of today has changed from the days of secure positions and training trajectories for all staff. And in no department is this felt more acutely than in IT, still seen as the ‘new’ department in the business.The facts are clear: 79% of employees who quit their jobs do so due to a lack of appreciation by supervisors. So, if your boss doesn’...

  Wednesday, February 12th


HISI launch CHIME Ireland Chapter

CHIME, HISI (the Health Informatics Society of Ireland) and the Irish Computer Society will work together to support health and care executives across Ireland by giving them the resources they need to become exceptional leaders in IT.The new partnership means eligible members of ICS and HISI can access myCHIME - an online networking platform and The Knowledge Hub, for educational resources.HISI Chair, ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Women4IT - 6 profiles to increase employability for young women

The Women4IT project is seeking employers, training partners and prospective students to increase employability for young women through free training for six digital job profiles including: Digital Media Specialists, Data Analysts, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Quality Assurance Testers and Customer Service Representatives.Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Latest release of e-Competence Framework (eCF) now available

Technological change is changing the global economy. To continue to prosper, European businesses have to be competitive. In this context, new digital skills are a major priority for the European industry, for it to compete successfully in the global, innovation-based economy. The global race for talent requires the European workforce to acquire high-level skills and continuously improve them to boost employability and fuel competitiveness ...

  Monday, February 3rd


Survey: perception of AI by IT professionals

The CEPIS Information Society SIN has launched a survey to find out which is the perception of IT professionals on AI. The survey is based on a very short questionnaire with 10 statements on AI.ICS is a member of CEPIS, the representative body of national informatics associations throughout greater Europe. Established in 1989 by 9 European informatics societies, CEPIS has since grown to represent over 450,000 ICT ...

  Thursday, January 23rd