Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (107)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

107. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the names of external consultancies that delivered and continue to deliver advice and training on all aspects of GDPR in the context of preparedness and ongoing upskilling of staff regarding the regulation; the cost expended on the external advice and training of same to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35576/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Department of Finance is aware of its additional responsibilities as a controller and processor of personal data under GDPR. The Department pre-empted the changes in legislation and held GDPR training for staff.

I wish to inform the Deputy of the names of external consultancies that delivered and continue to deliver advice and training - this has been presented in the following table.

This training was completed in preparation of the implementation of GDPR in May 2018 and ongoing CPD for staff.

180.Year:

2017

2018

2019

Total Spend: (€19,349.90)

€5828.60

€10,730.50

€2790.80

GDPR training or preparation training relating to GDPR or Data Protection with the names of the providers of this service.

Course:

GDPR Essentials Level 1

Provider:

Public Affairs Ireland.

Cost:

€2060

Course:

GDPR Advanced Training.

Provider:

Public Affairs Ireland

Cost:

€1100

Course:

Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection

Provider:

Institute of Public Administration

Cost:

€2700

Course:

Certificate in Data Protection

Provider:

Public Affairs Ireland

Cost:

€980

Course:

GDPR Training for Senior Managers.

Provider:

Public Affairs Ireland.

Cost:

€850

Course:

Government Membership for IAPP

Provider:

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Cost:

€90.80

Course:

Data Protection Summit

Provider:

Happening Conferences and Events Ltd.

Cost:

€750

Course:

GDPR Training for staff of the Department.

Provider:

Public Affairs Ireland.

Cost:

€8600

Course:

Certificate in Data Protection course.

Provider:

Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Cost:

€1450

Data Protection Materials:

Data Protection Book.

Provider:

Gill and Macmillan.

Cost:

€180.50

Course:

EU Data Protection Seminar.

Provider:

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Cost:

€588.60