November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hilton Charlemont
2 Charlemont
Grace Park, Dublin
Caroline Hollick-Ward
01 779 0200

GDPR – Data Protection Impact Assessments will be a mandatory requirement under GDPR and these workshops are intended to support members in understanding the DPIA process. Feedback from previous workshops confirmed the interest in this topic. This is of significant importance given recent guidance issued from the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) in Ireland and from the Article 29 Working Party group.

This is the third in our series of DPIAs workshops. Feedback from the first and second workshops (04/10/16 and 09/05/17) confirm the continued interest in this topic.

In this workshop, Kate Colleary, Co Founder and Director of Data Protection Consulting Firm, Frontier Privacy, and Elizabeth Dunne, consultant with Frontier Privacy will propose a methodology to carry out DPIAs. They will also provide practical guidance with some model templates drawing from their varied engagements across different sectors, in Ireland and internationally on DPIAs.

The presentation will be followed by a case-study relevant to the financial services sector and will be facilitated by Ian Long a member of the ACOI Data Protection & Technology Working Group and Director, Global Privacy at IAC Applications. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and a model answer will be provided to participants.

This session will be chaired by Aisling Clarke, Director ACOI and Chair of ACOI’s Data Protection & Technology Working Group.

Title:  GDPR – Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) Workshop
Date: Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Speaker: Kate Colleary, Colleary & Co Solicitors and Co Founder/Director, Frontier Privacy
Elizabeth Dunne, Consultant, Frontier Privacy
Venue: Hilton Charlemont, Dublin 2
Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (Registration 8.30 am)
CPD: 3 Hrs Indicative
Fee: €50.00 (Member); €75.00 (Non-Member)

Topics discussed in this seminar will include:

  • Analysis of recent Guidance issued from Ireland and Europe
  • Proposed DPIA methodology (including how to illustrate Data Flows in practice)
  • Potential approaches the ODPC may adopt.
  • Useful tips on how to conduct a DPIA.

Panel of Speakers

Kate Colleary, Founder and Director, Frontier Privacy
Kate is the founder and principal of Colleary & Co law firm and co-founder and director of data protection consulting business, Frontier Privacy. She 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 Law Society. Before founding Colleary & Co, Kate led the IP/Data Protection team of an international law firm.

Kate is regularly asked to speak on data protection issues and to comment in the media. She is a lecturer in Data Protection on the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland’s postgraduate courses. She was one of only three Irish lawyers nominated for a Women in Law Award by the UK’s Lawyer Magazine. Kate is also an Irish Chapter co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has recently been appointed Country Leader of that organisation.

Elizabeth Dunne, Consultant, Frontier Privacy
Elizabeth is a barrister and works as a consultant with Frontier Privacy. Before joining Frontier Privacy, she worked in several solicitors’ firms and as in-house counsel in ComReg, and AIB. Most recently she was group legal advisor and data protection specialist with the Espion Group. She advises on the requirements of the Data Protection Acts and the GDPR. She specialises in Data Protection Impact assessments and has carried out many DPIAs for private companies, public bodies and PLCs. Elizabeth also carries out GDPR gap analysis reviews and provides reports and training for Frontier Privacy clients. 

Elizabeth is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner.