GDPR for Accountants: A Practical Guide to Ongoing Compliance


In this fully online and interactive course, you will gain a clear understanding of what GDPR means for your firm or organisation and the policies and practices you can implement to achieve and maintain compliance. This course includes template policy documents which can be conveniently adapted for your firm or organisation. This course is brought to you by Chartered Accountants Ireland in association with Byrne Wallace law firm.

Venue details:  
Chartered Accountants House, , Online
Start date & time:  
01 January 2019 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
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Training ticket cost:  
3.00 Training Tickets accepted
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Product type:  
CPD online course
Governance and ethics

Who should attend

This course is suited to all accountants who are responsible for or interested in GDPR compliance within practice and/or industry.

Course overview

This course contains 3 modules and covers the following topics:

Detailed overview of the GDPR:

  • Why GDPR was introduced
  • Key definitions
  • Key principles of data processing
  • What are legitimate interests
  • Special category data
  • Data Controller obligations
  • Rights of data subjects
  • Privacy by design and by default
  • Joint controllers
  • Keeping records
  • Security
  • Data breaches
  • Data protection impact assessment
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Powers of the Data Protection Commission
  • Penalties

What GDPR means for Accountants:

  • Lawful basis for data processing
  • Different types of personal data
  • Data Controller vs Data Processor - which one are you?
  • Processor/Controller relationship
  • Transparency obligations
  • Privacy policies including web cookies
  • Direct marketing obligations
  • Data retention
  • Audit trail and keeping records (data mapping)
  • Data security
  • Transfers of personal data
  • Data subject access requests

GDPR resources

This module provides you with the resources to assist in developing your firm's policies and procedures to achieve compliance; including a sample privacy policy and letter of engagement as well as links to many useful resources.

Key learning outcomes

Once you have completed this course, you will understand the requirements under GDPR and how to meet those requirements and ensure ongoing compliance for your firm or organisation.


Richard Doyle

Richard is an Associate in the ByrneWallace Corporate Department. Richard's areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity financing, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, commercial contracts, corporate restructurings and re-organisations, intellectual property, data protection and technology and employee share schemes.

Brendan Gavin

Brendan is a Partner in the ByrneWallace Corporate Department, specialising in Technology, Data Protection and Intellectual Property matters. Brendan has extensive experience advising clients on technology related commercial contracts, data protection & GDPR, intellectual property, e-commerce, SaaS and cloud computing, social media legal issues, and general commercial law advisory work.