Gain valuable insight into the EU General Data Protection Regulations from multiple perspectives with this comprehensive Advanced Data Protection suite leading to full certification through the ICS European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme (ECDPO).
Following the feedback from the National Data Protection Conference, the Irish Computer Society, along with the Association of Data Protection Officers, have developed a suite of Advanced Data Protection courses which may be taken individually or as a pathway to achieving Certified Data Protection Officer accreditation.
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. 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 EUGDPR) and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification.
Courses are aimed at individuals responsible for ensuring that their organisation is compliant with data protection and privacy law. This includes Data Protection Officers, IT Managers or Directors, Human Resources Managers, Heads of Compliance, Operations Managers, Risk Managers, etc. The programme is particularly relevant for individuals who require a broader perspective on the EU GDPR, such as those responsible for policy implementation, or anyone that processes a large amount of personal data (financial institutions, charities, universities, government departments, etc.).
Please note, candidates are expected to have at least a working knowledge of current Data Protection & Privacy legislation and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification or equivalent.
This programme will enable you to fully meet the legislative requirements as a Data Protection Officer under EU GDPR. Use the knowledge you have gained about data protection legislation to make influential changes to your organisation’s data protection policies, helping you remain competitive and compliant. This will increase your organisation’s confidence in its ability to:
Members who complete the European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme, and who commit to completing Continuing Professional Development hours, will be entitled to use the designation ECDPO – European Certified Data Protection Officer.
- Protect and manage data
- Interpret contemporary legislation in the specific areas of data protection
- Implement a data protection framework within your organisation
- Design, complete and report on major data protection projects which may be required to enhance your organisation’s positioning within the sector
- Justify the rationale behind recommendations in relation to data protection
- Maintain, develop and apply Data Protection best practice
- Professional Designation