THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION – ASSESSING THE IMPACT
The coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 will bring with it increased responsibilities for those individuals and organisations involved in the processing and controlling of personal data. Given the wide-ranging definition of personal data these obligations are extensive.
For employers dealing with employee or client data, breaches of the GDPR can damage brands and businesses, not to mention subject them to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide annual turnover – whichever is higher.”
Delegates on this programme will receive an overview of the changes brought about by the GDPR and how it affects individuals and organisations generally.
The programme will also examine how organisations can minimise their exposure to liability under the new legislation.
- What is personal data?
- Is it possible for an employer to rely on an employee’s consent in relation to data
- What happens if an employee withdraws consent?
- What is the ‘right to be forgotten’?
- Who is responsible for data protection in contracts entered into with suppliers/clients?
- What responsibility exists for reporting data breaches?
- It is necessary to appoint a Data Protection Officer to your organisation?
- What steps can you take to prepare for the implementation of the GDPR?
Presenter – DR Val Corbett BCL, LLM, PhD
Val Corbett graduated with BCL and LLM degrees from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1997 and 1998 respectively. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008. In 2017, Val was awarded his PhD from Trinity College Dublin.
Val was formerly the Head of the Law School at Independent College Dublin (2007- 2016) and prior to that was Head of the Law School at Griffith College Dublin (2001-2007). His principal research has been concerned with the law of torts, personality rights and employment law. He has published in a number of Irish and international peer-reviewed journals in these fields. He has also published a number of student texts in the Law of Torts and has co-authored Employment Law in Ireland (Clarus Press, Dublin 2009).