DATA PROTECTION TRAINING SOLUTIONS

ICS Data Protection Essentials Online

This introductory-level programme is designed for those who handle information about clients or the general public – and who need a basic understanding of data protection rights and responsibilities in Ireland. It covers the fundamental issues contained within the Data Protection Acts that have a legislative impact upon all organisations and provides information on how to achieve compliance.

"I really enjoyed the Data Protection course. I found it both beneficial and interesting."


Information Security Specialist, Financial Sector

The syllabus of the ICS Data Protection Essentials Online course encourages the recognition of data protection legislation as one particular safeguard relating to personal information – whilst at the same time recognising the legitimate needs of business and organisations to process such information.

The syllabus comprises the following core topics:

  • Why data protection?
  • Fundamental definitions
  • Data Controller's obligations
  • Individual rights
  • Regulation and enforcement

Completing the ICS Data Protection Essentials Online programme equips learners to:

  • Be fully aware of the need for data protection legislation in Ireland
  • Understand Ireland's Data Protection laws
  • Interpret and apply Ireland's Data Protection Acts in their own business environment

The ICS Data Protection Essentials Online programme is suitable for all those who need a basic understanding of data protection obligations and the need to achieve compliance. All employees who are in regular contact with client or employee personal information will find it of interest and benefit, including:

  • Customer support and call centre
  • Human resources staff
  • Legal secretaries
  • Health sector administration staff
  • Financial services sales and administration
  • Accounts personnel
  • Line managers in admin, sales, marketing and HR
  • Database administrators and document management staff

This is a progress- and coursework-based programme without any additional testing or accreditation at the end.

All learners who complete the course content will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This is a progress-based programme without any additional testing or accreditation at the end.

For learners the ICS Data Protection Essentials Online programme:

  • May be accessed from any Internet-connected device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Is available online 24x7, and may be accessed from work or home at any time
  • Typically takes about 10 hours to complete
  • Tracks the progress of learners as they advance through the various course elements
  • Includes a number of quizzes to measure learner engagement with the material covered

For administrators the ICS Data Protection Essentials Online programme:

  • Provides easy-to-use administration features for adding learners and maintaining their details
  • Offers real-time access to learners' progress through the course content
  • Generates management reports to provide reassurance that employees have completed the training content, thereby meeting the organisation's education and awareness obligations.

COST:  €109 per learner.
Group discounts and site licences available.

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