Industry News

CPD Completion Date Extension

Some of our members experienced difficulty accessing eCPD modules through the Institute of Banking (IOB) CPD portal over the Christmas period due to a system issue. We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused. We would like…

ACOI 2018 Conferring Ceremony

We were delighted to have over 700 graduates through our ACOI education programmes this year. These students had their achievements recognised at our conferring ceremony which took place last week in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.…

Winners of the third Niall Gallagher Professional Diploma in Compliance Scholarship

The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI), is delighted to announce the winners of the third Niall Gallagher Professional Diploma in Compliance Scholarship competition. The Scholarship promotes the importance of further education and recognition…

New: DPC Guidance on DPIAs

Today the Data Protection Commission issued a List of Processes which will require a DPIA to be undertaken. This list will be discussed at the ACOI's DPIAs workshop event next Monday, 19th November 2018. For…

ACOI has launched two new qualifications on leading and managing effective cultural change in financial services

Last Friday 19th October, ACOI President Clive Kelly and IoB CEO Mary O’Dea, launched two new educational programmes on culture and ethics, commencing in February 2019. Some 10 years or so on from the financial…

Help us be GDPR Ready!

ACOI is  committed to protecting your personal information, to being transparent about the information we collect about you and what we do with it. To reflect the newest changes in data protection law, we have…

Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin from the CBI

The Central Bank has provided guidance to the financial industry as to the implementation of an effective AML/CFT regime.  The most recent guidance given by the Central Bank can be accessed below. [wpfilebase tag=file id=536…

NIS Directive – Update

The DP & Technology WG understands that a press release and consultation paper will issue w/c 23rd October from the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) on the Network Information Security (NIS) Directive.  ACOI will post these…

GDPR – Data Protection Commissioner urges businesses to get ready

The following article by Ruth Wildgust appeared in the Sunday Business Post's special 2 page report on GDPR.  Please see below for the full article. Oct 8, 2017 Companies, public bodies and other organisations across…

Leading the way on Ireland’s GDPR preparation

The ACOI appeared in the Sunday Business Post's special 2 page report on GDPR.  Please see below for the full article. With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force across the EU next May,…

Data Protection: Privacy Shield Update

Irish High Court grants the Data Protection Commissioner its CJEU referral in DPC v Facebook Ireland and Maximilian Schrems The Commissioner welcomes the High Court’s judgement and its decision to refer a number of questions…

PWC publish its findings from its biannual 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey

The scale & extent of economic crime in Ireland has risen significantly, 8%.   Some notable highlights in the report are; Three types of fraud are consistently reported on; asset misappropriation, bribery & corruption and accounting…