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The GDPR is imminent – Are you ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline is just one day away, so now is the ideal time to review your compliance steps and look at what else you need to do. Key GDPR compliance checks Responding to subject access requests (SARs) Under the GDPR you need to respond to a SAR within one month. Organisations need to have procedures in place that allow them to handle SARs in … [Read more...]

The GDPR – health and safety for a digital age

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing existing data protection frameworks in all EU countries, including Ireland. The GDPR will not require transposition into law, so organisations involved in data processing of any sort need to be aware that it addresses them directly and that they must comply. The GDPR protects the privacy of all EU residents, … [Read more...]

The importance of ISO 27001: A consultant’s perspective

ISO 27001 is the third fastest-growing management standard in the world, with certifications growing at an annual rate of 20%. It may be time to consider the Standard for your organisation. Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that your organisation is following information security best practice, and delivers an independent, expert assessment of whether your data is … [Read more...]

Why ISO 27001 is integral to data protection compliance

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline on the horizon, any organisation that processes EU residents’ personal data will likely be exploring implementation options to help tackle its compliance project, if it hasn’t already done so. Supervisory authorities such as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) have highlighted ISO 27001, the international standard … [Read more...]

The GDPR is imminent – don’t forget to register your DPO

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), certain organisations will be required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO). Organisations are required to register their DPO’s details with their national supervisory authority. In Ireland this is the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, which should have an online form available shortly to facilitate the DPO notification … [Read more...]

Just 38% of Irish websites are ready for the GDPR

Research carried out by vpnMentor shows that 38% of Irish websites are ready, which leaves 62% that are not yet ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company tested more than 2,500 websites in the EU that need to comply with the GDPR, targeting those that use MailChimp and reviewing their privacy policies to see if they complied. 100 websites were sampled in each country; of … [Read more...]

Further your career with certified ISO 27001 training – now available in Ireland

Over the last quarter, professional job vacancies in Ireland have increased by 1.8%, according to a report by recruitment agency Morgan McKinley Ireland. The report also stated that there has been an 8.9% reduction in the number of professionals seeking new roles. Naturally, as demand continues to grow while supply dwindles, it becomes more challenging to hire skilled staff. As Morgan McKinley … [Read more...]

Cork firms lag in their GDPR preparations

According to the findings of Cork-based solicitor firm JW O’Donovan, around 70% of Cork-based businesses are unprepared for the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR However, there is no need to panic – there is still time to start your compliance project. IT Governance Europe, now a member of the Cork Chamber of Commerce, will be running its Certified GDPR Foundation … [Read more...]

Certified GDPR Training launched in Limerick – book your place today!

Many organisations are struggling to fill a skills gap created by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and need staff with knowledge of the Regulation. One way to fill this gap is to build on the knowledge of existing staff through training. IT Governance Europe runs two levels of GDPR training courses across Ireland to train staff on the Regulation, giving them the knowledge required … [Read more...]

Upcoming GDPR training dates in Ireland – book your place today

The GDPR comes into force in less than two months – start preparing now! The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching, but there is still time to start your compliance project. Learn from the experts how the Regulation will affect your organisation and how to comply on our certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner courses. Avoid disappointment – book your place on our … [Read more...]