Two days, 9.30am to 4.30pm


Tea and Coffee on arrival and at mid-morning break;
light lunch.

About our GDPR Essentials Course

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. With greater responsibilities on data controllers and processors, strengthened rights of the data subject, and new sanctions for non-compliance, almost every organisation will need to evaluate and adapt their current Data Protection regime.

This course is intended to introduce the fundamentals of the GDPR. The comprehensive structured approach to training provides practical, in-depth understanding of the scope, core concepts, principles and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

What you will learn

Topics of discussion will include:

  • An overview of the GDPR
  • Exploration of the core principles of the GDPR
  • Legal grounds for processing
  • Expanded rights and obligations
  • Risk and governance principles in the GDPR
  • Responsibilities of DPOs
  • Cross-border data transfers
  • The Accountability principle


This course is externally accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). Attendees will receive an ICM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate upon successful completion of the course, including a single assessment following the taught aspect of the course.

Daragh O'Brien leads PAI's Data Protection training. Castlebridge Associates.Daragh O’Brien has almost seventeen years’ experience in Data Quality and Data Governance roles across a variety of industries. He spent a number of years in roles with operational responsibility for Single View of Customer strategy and regulatory governance in the telecommunications sector.  He is a strong strategic thinker, with a focus on improving how people in organisations can use data and information more effectively to improve the bottom line, society, and personal satisfaction. Daragh has contributed to Irish Government policy development on data protection and data governance, and freedom of information. He is also a regular media commentator in Ireland and internationally on data management related issues.

Upcoming Dates

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