GDPR Workshop Series for Charities & Not-For-Profits

  • Hugh Jones

The GDPR introduced some specific challenges for organisation which process the personal data of children, as well as "changing the goal-posts" for many organisations in the not-for-profit sector. New emphasis on being able to provide evidence of compliance, in the form of PIA reports, Processing Activity Logs, and the appointment of a Data Protection Officer, where necessary.

Sytorus is planning to run a series of half-day workshops in the coming weeks to address these challenges, providing practical examples and solutions which recognise the funding and resource constraints of these organisations. The facilitated discussions are open to members of the Irish charity and not-for-profit sector only, and will be followed up with policy and report templates and helpful FAQ material.

The impending Brexit deadline will also pose some concerns for organisations, particularly those depending on UK or Northern Ireland-based service providers to process personal data on their behalf.

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

Session 1 – Monday, Feb 11th, 2019
Summary of the GDPR to date, findings, investigations and ODPC Guidance; focus on processing of Children’s Data, to encourage responses to the recent request for submissions from the ODPC

Session 2 – Thursday, Feb 14th, 2019
Focus on Consent (in honour of St. Valentine!) and data quality

Session 3 – Thursday, Feb 21st, 2019
Management of Data Protection Impact Assessments

Session 4 – Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019
Management of Direct Marketing/Fundraising campaigns (covering GDPR and proposed changes to PECR (2011))

Session 5 – Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Management of a Data Breach; the role of the DPO; Processing Activity Logs

The series will be held in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2. Organisations will be charged €200 per event, or €750 to attend all 5 events. Due to limited space, a maximum of 2 staff from the same organisation may attend each event.

For more info, contact Samuel Ebert on 087 191 7182 or

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