Data Protection in the Healthcare Sector

(Includes New EU General Data Protection Regulations)

Understand your obligations, learn the practicalities of compliance, how to conduct an audit, and much more.

8th of November 2017 – Sold Out

22nd of November 2017 Just 3 Early-bird Places Left!



The new EU General DP Regulation has recently been published, and represents the most significant global development in data protection law since the EU Data Protection Directive. The well-known eight Rules of the 1995 EU Directive have not gone away, but they have received a re-vamp, as have many other key aspects, and there are several new important changes to be aware of.

It provides for fines of up to 4% of global turnover for data protection breaches and a whole host of new provisions which will greatly affect how we do business. These changes, combined with the Max Schrems v Facebook decision invalidating the Safe Harbor method of transfer of data to the US, and the Google Spain/Right to be forgotten case mean that there has never been a more important time to understand data protection.

Data gathering, data management and data security are high profile and important topics, and arguably the highest profile sector under the spotlight for compliance and proper process is the healthcare sector. A full understanding of your obligations, the law and security requirements when related to your management of data security is vital.


This intensive one-day CPD course will offer expert insight and information on important issues such as how Data Protection applies to the health sector, what can and cannot be done with patient information, the 8 essential Data Protection principles, practicalities of compliance, the key responsibilities of data control officers, how to conduct an audit, guidelines on data management & retention, and much more. On top of this, our tutor Kate Colleary, who is one of Ireland’s best regarded data protection lawyers, will answer any specific questions you might have relating to how Data Protection Law applies to your organisation, ensuring that you learn specific, relevant information that you can put to use immediately, and help ensure that you remain compliant. You will also receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time.




Course content Includes:

  • The role of the Data Protection Commissioner
  • How data protection law applies to the healthcare sector
  • What can and cannot be done with staff information and patient information
  • How to review and keep data secure
  • Understand the rights of individuals, such as patients and staff, in respect of data held by your centre
  • Better understanding of the legal requirements for gathering information
  • Key issues relating to the requirements for using CCTV cameras
  • Handling requests for information by patients and staff / vested parties
  • The special rules that apply to using ‘sensitive personal data’ (e.g. medical information)
  • Understand the implications and restriction issues relating to sending personal data abroad
  • Compliance obligations and challenges when outsourcing data processing operations, such as payroll, call-centres, waste management
  • Identify the immediate ‘action’ areas in your centre that need attention and/or remedial action
  • The key requirements to conduct your own data protection audit



Our course is designed for people who work with, or will work with, data protection issues on a frequent basis. This one day CMG Master Class will be of particular interest to Directors of Nursing, Human Resources Managers, Compliance Officers, Medical Secretaries, Department Managers, Ward Managers, Risk Managers, IT Managers, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Data Users, Data Processors, Anyone handling personal/patient data.



Kate Colleary, Principal, Colleary & Co Law Firm;  Co-Founder and Director, Frontier Privacy;  Country Manager, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

Kate gained an honours degree in law from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. She has been a qualified solicitor since 1999. She has also received a Diploma in Arbitration from UCD and a Diploma in E-Commerce from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. She previously led the IP/Data Protection department of a large international firm. In Frontier Privacy, Kate runs the team that carries out Data Protection audits/gap analysis reporting for clients, large and small. Her team is renowned for providing clear, commercially focused solutions and clearly mapping how to achieve compliance using a project management approach. Kate is regularly asked to speak on FOI and data protection issues and to comment in the media. She lectures on the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland’s postgraduate courses in technology law.  She was one of only three Irish lawyers nominated for a Women in Law Award by the UK’s Lawyer Magazine. Kate has recently set up a “knowledge-net” group of privacy professionals who meet monthly to analyse the latest developments in privacy and cyber-information. She is also the Irish Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).



On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 6 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.



Date:     22nd of November 2017

Times:   9.30am to 3.30pm
Venue:  Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18



This course costs €345 (2ND EARLY-BIRD), normal rate is €395. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.



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