The Certified Data Protection Officer Programme has been designed to equip Data Protection Officers with the necessary skills and competencies to meet and maintain all aspects of data protection compliance.
The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone currently fulfilling a Data Protection Officer role within an organisation or looking to develop a career in data protection.
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The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone in a Data Protection Officer role or those responsible for ensuring their organisation is compliant with data protection law. This includes data protection officers, IT managers or directors, human resources managers, heads of compliance, operations managers or risk managers, etc.
To attend, you will need a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation and to hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certification.
The course is delivered over a minimum of 6 days within a period of less than 12 months. Candidates are required to complete 6 modules from a choice of 8 specially tailored advanced data protection modules followed by an exam.
This programme will enable you to fully meet the legislative requirements as a Data Protection Officer under GDPR. Increase you and your organisation’s confidence to:
Successfully completing this course meets the knowledge requirement for entry to the Association of Data Protection Officers at the grade of Officer.
Accreditation is provided by the Association of Data Protection Officers and the Irish Computer Society.
Eligibility & Entry Requirements
Candidates are expected to have at least a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation in order to ultimately achieve "expert level knowledge" (as specified by EU GDPR) and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification or equivalent.
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The UK has left the EU, and, since 28 June of this year it holds an EU adequacy decision, recognising the equivalency of its data protection laws with those of the EU GDPR. But for how long? Now, emboldened by its new-found freedom, and determined to advance the interests of its domestic digital economy, the UK government has published a draft paper for the wholesale reform of its data protection regime. No more DPIAs; no more mandatory DPO appointments; no more human intervention in A.I. processing – just some of the sweeping changes suggested by Whitehall. But can the UK keep its adequacy decision while turning its existing GDPR-based laws on their head, or is it playing with fire and hurtling towards an even more uncertain data future?