Diploma in Cloud Computing Technical Practitioner Essentials

Capitalise on your IT skills

11 weeks part-time, one evening per week
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27th of February
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Industry Overview

The GDPR and its law enforcement Directive provide for significant reforms to current data protection rules. They provide for higher standards of data protection for individual EU citizens and impose increased obligations on organisations around personal data, its collection, processing and use. They also increase the range of possible sanctions for infringements of these rules.

ePrivacy specifically covers electronic communications which means that, when a data privacy issue is raised regarding communications, regulators will default to ePrivacy for that given instance not, as you may expect, GDPR.

To ensure effective compliance organisations need to understand the requirements for planning, implementation, and maintenance of an ePrivacy and GDPR compliance programme within the organisation.

For further detailed information about the GDPR in Ireland reference dataprotection.ie and the dedicated website gdprandyou.ie.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) estimates that as result of GDPR, more than 28,000 data protection officers will be needed in Europe and the United States and nearly 75,000 will be needed worldwide. This unprecedented legislation calls for all hands on deck and involves strategic teamwork across the board.

Course Overview

The course gives you an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the latest ePrivacy Regulation, and give you the knowledge to implement and manage GDPR requirements in your own organisation. This includes information on how personal data should be gathered, held and/or processed by the organisation.

The course will also take you through familiar terminology that is used, and the documentation and records required to implement and maintain good practice.

This course is designed for

This course is designed for people that work with the personal data of customers, staff and organisations. Previous graduates worked in roles including IT, customer service, human resource and operations managers. 

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

The course objective is to develop an understanding of the new GDPR and ePrivacy regulations, how they relate to your business and help you meet compliance.


    • GDPR and ePrivacy regulation – Introduction and motivation. Understanding the Essential EU GDPR and ePrivacy principles and terms:
      • Data Controller
      • Data Processor
      • Data Subject
      • Personal Data
      • Special Personal Data
      • Fairness and lawfulness
      • Purpose limitation
      • Proportionality
      • Accuracy, Storage limitation, Integrity, and confidentiality
      • Privacy by Design & Accountability (Responsibility of controllers and processors
      • Data protection by design and by default
    • Application of Data Flow mapping within the of the GDPR:
      • Documentation and cooperation with regulators & data protection impact assessment (DPIA) requirements
      • Data subjects and their rights: Rectification, Erasure and the right to be forgotten (RTFBF), Restriction and objection, automated decision making, including profiling & Data portability
      • Dealing with subject access requests
    • Data protection impact assessments (DPIA):
      • Methodology and background
      • Performance and Examples
      • Workshop on conducting DPIAs
      • Practical Assignment
    • Data Protection Officers: Qualifications Requirements & Role
    • Incident response and breach reporting:
      • Process and procedures
      • Infringements and fines & Data subject compensation
      • GDPR Guidance for Data Processors
    • Updating policies and procedures
    • Fair processing notices
    • Capturing consent as part of the GDPR
    • Data breaches and data breach response
    • Guest lectures on key data security topics
    • Use of CCTV and monitoring under the GDPR
    • Automated decision making and Profiling
    • ePrivacy regulation: update and review
    • Data Processing for Marketing purposes (GDPR/ePrivacy)


To be awarded the Diploma in GDPR and EPrivacy Data Protection Regulation you will be required to successfully complete continuous assessment work and a final exam in-class.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Career Opportunities

Jobs utilising the skills developed on this programme are cross-sectoral, applicable to all business areas, and may have the following titles:

  • Business Analyst (GDPR)
  • Data Privacy Lead
  • Data Protection Advisor/GDPR compliance
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Privacy Compliance Manager
  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk/Compliance Officer (including GDPR)
  • IT Administrator and IT Security Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • HR Professional
  • Marketing Professional

Lecturer Profile

Liam O'Connor
Liam O'Connor/ Lecturer in GDPR and EPrivacy Data Protection Regulation /
Liam is an experienced risk manager with a demonstrated history of 20 years working in the IT and cyber security industry. He has worked across the globe from the UK, Central Africa and Canada on cyber security projects. He is currently working within one of the big 4 companies in cyber security. Liam is a skilled cyber security strategist and has worked on many projects across both the public and private sectors. Projects included Data Protection (GDPR, ePrivacy), Computer Forensics, eDiscovery, Identity Access Management and Pentesting to name a few. He has an incredible passion for all things cyber, a must have in an ever changing digital landscape. Education: Liam has completed an MSc - Master in Applied Cyber Security (Thesis – The Right To Privacy In A Digital World), a BSc in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, and is a CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).


IBAT's GDPR & E-Privacy course both verified and increased my Data Protection knowledge.
It offered not just Irish but EU wide views, material and variances in DPIA solutions.
The tutors were knowledgeable and invited comment and queries, both within and outside the class sessions - a great support.
The qualification shall also be of great benefit in providing assurance to potential clients. A recommended course for DPO's!
Diploma in GDPR and EPrivacy Data Protection Regulation Graduate

Gained confidence from the knowledge and great to meet people from all different industries.  My favourite aspect of the course was meeting other participants and learning from them.

Yvonne Doyle Diploma in GDPR & Digital Security Graduate

Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification or professional experience in business, law, governance, and/or documentation management is required to undertake this programme.
The programme is ideally suited if you are involved in data processing within your organisation, or would like to do so in a regulatory compliant manner.

How to Apply

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You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.



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