Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1510)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1510. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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. [35571/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

In preparation for GDPR, my Department arranged training for all staff in the form of an e-Learning programme, which covers the general elements of GDPR, as well as information on Departmental data protection policies and procedures. This training continues to be available for new staff or existing staff who wish to refresh their knowledge of GDPR.

Targeted training courses have also been provided to staff in the Data Protection Unit in my Department and to certain staff who work in areas where an advanced knowledge of GDPR is required.

The information requested in relation to external consultants is outlined in the following table.

External Consultant

Amount

IACT

€14,776.00

CMG Professional Training

€2,934.67

Public Affairs Ireland

€2,160.00

PDP

€1,940.25

Institute of Public Administration

€1,350.00

Legal Island

€1,100.00

Olas

€790.00

Allone Solutions

€350.00

Irish Centre for European Law

€160.00

€25,560.92