Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (604)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

604. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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 on same to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35580/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Staff in my Department have undertaken a range of training courses on all aspects of GDPR.  Online training was rolled out to all staff in 2018 and continues to be provided to new staff.  In addition an external company was engaged to provide customised training in relation to Data Protection, including GDPR, to nominated staff of my Department. 

Details of costs associated with GDPR training are set out in the following table. 

External Provider

Cost €

Legal Island (Online training)

19,250

Bridgecastle Information Management Ltd t/a Castlebridge (customised, classroom based training)

22,656

Total Cost €

41,906