Data Protection through Managed Information Quality
Data Protection: It's a Quality System, not a Compliance headache!!
The world of Data Protection and Data Privacy is constantly changing. The EU Commission has announced its proposed new Regulations which will raise new challenges for organisations. However within the challenges there are opportunities for organisations who embrace the fact that Data Protection is an aspect of Information Quality Management and that adopting a Quality Systems approach to your Governance and Compliance thinking can help you establish a robust Data Protection capability in your organisation that meets the requirements of today (the current Directive 95/46/EC) while helping you get ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Attendees at this course will recieve an in-depth grounding in current Data Protection rules and practice through the lense of a Quality Systems perspective on Information. Learners will develop an understanding of how a Quality Systems approach can provide the basis for a more proactive management of Data Protection.
About the Course
This course applies the Learning Objectives of the FETAC Level 6 Managing Information Quality module N32840 to the challenges of Data Protection. Within the context of the general aims of the modules learners will:
- Learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic quality management principles
- Learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what processes are and their importance in business
- Learners will be able to define and map processes using a simple methodology
- Learners will be able to understand the relationship between quality of processes and the quality of information output from a process
- Learners will be able demonstrate a clear understanding of how Quality Management principles can be applied to Information.
- Learners will be able to understand and identify various types of Information Quality problem that can arise and what their impacts can be.
In addition, learners will be given an in-depth grounding in Data Protection principles and practices and will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and purpose of the 8 Data Protection Principles.
- Recognise and define the key categories of data which fall under the scope of the Data Protection Acts and related Codes of Practice
- Identify and Assess Risks and Requirements associated with Cross Border Data Transfer
- Understand and explain the objectives and application of the ePrivacy regulations to customer information management
- Identify and explain the key characteristics of a Governance model for the management of Personal Information
- Identify and apply good practices for handling Data Protection Breaches
- Apply Quality Principles and Process thinking to develop Privacy Impact Assessments
Learners will be assessed on the basis of an exam consisting of 13 questions (40% of the award) and a project (60% of the award). The project will be practically focussed and will require learners to demonstrate an understanding of Data Protection rules and practices and the application of Information Quality principles to support Compliance.
Preferred Entry Level
The preferred entry level for learners to this course are
- Minimum Level 5 FETAC Certificate, Leaving Cert or equivalent
- Relevant life and work experience.
We would recommend that candidates for this course have experience in managing and working with personal information, for example running reporting functions, running data gathering activites, or doing data cleansing or similar activities.
Castlebridge Associates offers this course in a number of formats
- Public classroom based tutorials (minimum 35 hrs class contact time over 6 days or 11 half days plus equivalent self-directed study and project work).
- Private classroom based tutorials (minimum 35hrs class contact time plus equivalent self-directed study and project work)
- Distance learning, elearning and blended learning options are also available but there must be a minimum
Opportunities for Further Learning
On successful competion of this course learners may be interested in pursuing further learning in this field.
- Learners can choose to go forward for the Irish Computer Society's Data Protection Practitioner Certificate exam (no additional study required, an exam fee may be payable)
- Learners can chose to develop their practical skills in Data Governance, Data Protection, and other related skills through further training offered by Castlebridge Associates. We welcome the opportunity to discuss personal and professional learning goals with learners and help them to develop a personalised plan for achievement.
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