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Getting Data Protection Ready



Principles of data protection and GDPR
  • Key definitions and scope
  • Processing of personal data
  • Risk based implementation
  • Sanctions and compensation

Employers’ data protection
  • Data protection by design
  • Data retention
  • Policies and procedures
  • Data security – legal obligations

Employees’ data protection rights
  • Rights for individuals
  • Consent
  • Data access
  • Right to compensation

Monitoring, CCTV and the right to privacy
  • CCTV, biometrics and GPS tracking
  • Email and internet monitoring
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • The importance of policies and procedures

Data protection and the recruitment process
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • The provision of and reliance on employer references
  • “Confidential” opinions
  • Garda vetting

Medical examinations
  • Processing medical data
  • Who may access the contents of medical reports and related documents?
  • Are instructions to the medical practitioner accessible to the employee?
  • Is an employee entitled to refuse to divulge the outcome of a medical examination?

Management issues and data protection
  • Grievance and disciplinary processes – access to witness statement
  • Is the complainant entitled to be advised of disciplinary sanction?
  • Performance management processes
Those attending this event can gain a Certification of Completion from Ibec Management Training for CPD points


What will you learn?

The General Data Protection Regulation, a ground breaking piece of data protection legislation, came into force on 25 May 2018. It will have a significant impact on every HR practitioner as it enhances data protection rights of employees, imposes onerous obligations on employers and introduces severe financial penalties for non-compliance.

Now is the time to get GDPR ready and take steps to prepare. To help you do this, we will provide you with detailed insight into the implications of the GDPR, advising particularly on the considerations which are most relevant to HR practitioners.

Upcoming dates:

Ibec, DublinJuly 31, 2018

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    Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Waterford
  • Course fee:
    Member rate: €330
    Non-member rate: €400
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