Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1740)

Catherine Murphy


1740. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [35582/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Data protection awareness training specifically in relation to the provisions of the GDPR was made available to all staff in my Department in April and May 2018.

A total of 87 staff attended courses in preparation for the introduction of GDPR.

Additional training was provided to the Data Protection Officer in January 2019.

My Department reviews its training requirements on a regular basis and will provide further Data Protection training to staff as required.

Details of training providers and costs are set out in the following table.

Training Provider


Institute of Public Administration (IPA)


Irish Academy of Computer Training (IACT )

€ 888.00