Governance of Personal Data

  • Teacher: Data Protection Systems
  • Level: Intermediate

Governance of Personal Data

A governance framework for using personal data provides a structured approach for data controllers to evaluate, direct and monitor the use of personal data by an organisation to achieve the stated purposes, strategic goals, and broader stakeholder needs and expectations.


The Governance of Personal Data Course will assist data controllers in better understanding their responsibility to direct and control the current and future processing of personal data and through implementing appropriate governance mechanisms and arrangements.

Course topics: 

In this course attendees will gain an understanding of the obligations relating to:

    • Demonstration of compliance (accountability)
    • Record of processing activities
    • Transparency
    • Risk assessment
    • Data protection impact assessments
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Controller's duty to prove consent
    • Identify and authenticate data subjects exercising rights and making requests
    • Document all violations
    • Reporting data breaches
    • Adequate monitoring of the processing
    • Staff competencies
    • Staff awareness and training
    • Processing in compliance with the principles (training, policies)
    • Provide Regulator with information on request
    • Data transfers
    • Data sharing agreements
    • EU data boundary


Course details

This two-day course ends with a short quiz. This is necessary to confirm knowledge transfer to the attendee.

This in-person classroom course takes place in Dublin, Ireland on the advertised dates.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The organiser reserves the right to cancel a training event, at any time prior to the actual start of the course. In such circumstances, participants will be advised as soon as possible by telephone or email, and the purchaser will be entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or the course fee can be credited towards a future course, at the purchaser’s choice. Any repayment will be by the same method as the payment. The organisers will not be responsible for any loss or expenses incurred by the participant or purchaser, howsoever arising, irrespective of the length of notice given.

Cancellation by the participant

Notice of a training participant’s intention to cancel a course registration must be made in writing (letter, fax or email), and in good time. In such cases, participants will have the option of nominating a replacement to attend in their place. Participants whose cancellation request is received more than 10 working days prior to the start date of the training course will receive a full refund or credit. Participants whose cancellation request is received less than 10 working days prior to the start date of the training course will be charged 100% of the full fee. Participants who fail to attend the course will be charged 100% of the full fee.


Payment terms are strictly 30 days from the date of invoice or prior to course commencement, whichever comes earliest. A place on the course is not guaranteed until payment in full has been received.


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