Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1688)

Catherine Murphy


1688. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [35570/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The following table sets out the various providers that have been utilised by my Department to deliver advice and training in the context of GDPR preparedness and ongoing upskilling of staff, along with associated costs.

In 2018 my Department undertook a competitive procurement process to engage a supplier to provide a range of GDPR training for Department staff across all grades. Following the procurement process Public Affairs Ireland were engaged.

All staff were invited to participate in GDPR awareness sessions in 2018. This training was then followed with a more in-depth GDPR training course for the Department's Data Protection Liaison Officers, and for those staff who required a more in-depth knowledge of GDPR. A briefing session for the Management Board was also provided.



Name of External Provider

Costs Incurred


Certificate in Data Protection Level 1 GDPR Essentials Level 1

Public Affairs Ireland



Data Protection: An Introduction

Law Society Professional Training



Privacy Engine Online Programme (1 Year Licence)




In-house Training from Procurement Process:GDPR General Awareness SessionsGDPR Essentials TrainingManagement Board Briefing SessionData Privacy Impact Assessment TrainingGDPR Training for Law Enforcers

Public Affairs Ireland



GDPR Advanced Level 2 Data Privacy Impact Assessments GDPR Essentials

Public Affairs Ireland



Certificate in Data Protection

Institute of Public Administration



GDPR Subject Access Requests, FOI and the Right of Access The Role of the DPO

CMG Training Limited



Advanced Diploma in Data Protection

The Honorable Society of King's Inns



Data Protection Impact Assessment on an aspect of Affordable Childhood Scheme




Online GDPR for Managers

Training Resource for 4,500 Early Learning and Care Service Providers in Ireland

Interactive Health and Safety Company



Data Breach Response Workshop GDPR Subject Access Requests, FOI and the Right of Access Data Retention Policy Compliance

CMG Training Limited



GDPR Training for Data Protection Officers

Irish Academy of Computer Training



Ongoing Data Protection Advice and Iterative Data Impact Assessment of Affordable Childcare Scheme

Trilateral Research

€16,974.00 to date

Total Spend to Date€81,052.89