Consultation with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (Info Session for Members of The Wheel): Dublin - 30 November 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
30 Nov 2017 - 10:15am - 12:30pm
Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Price details: 
This event is free and for members of The Wheel only, but registration is a must.
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This is an extremely valuable opportunity for members of The Wheel to hear from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and to ask questions about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.
Course details: 

This unique event focussed on the changes and challenges for community, voluntary and charitable organisations as a result of the new Data Protection regulations.

Participants will hear from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and get a chance to put their questions to a member of the Commissioner’s Consultation team, as well as hearing from a member organisation about their experiences of preparing for GDPR.

The Wheel will also launch its guidance document on GDPR at this event.

Presentations and Q&A

Garrett O’Neill, Assistant Commissioner in the Data Protection Commissioner’s office, will be examining General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the Charity sector, including: ·

  • Examples of queries involving the charity sector and how they were resolved
  • How GDPR will apply to charities and what they should look out for.

Input from Fellow Member Organisation
This event will also feature an invaluable opportunity to hear from a fellow member of The Wheel, as Maebh Leahy, CEO, Rutland Centre talks about the process they have put in place to prepare for GDPR and the opportunities and challenges that it has presented.

Participants will also find out about The Wheel’s Data Protection members supports, including an in-depth GDPR guidance document which has been prepared for our members by Sytorus.


10.15am - Registration

10.30am - Consultation with Office of the Data Protection Commissioner - Garrett O’Neill, Assistant Commissioner

11.30am - GDPR: One member’s experience, Maebh Leahy, CEO, Rutland Centre

12.10pm - Launch of The Wheel’s GDPR Guide for Nonprofits, Sytorus

12.20pm - Closing Discussion, Ivan Cooper

12.30pm - Lunch

Sign up for The Wheel's GDPR Community of Interest to get first hand information and support on GDPR.

Facilitators: Garrett O'Neill, Maebh Leahy & Ivan Cooper

Garrett O’Neill, Solicitor and Assistant Commissioner in the Data Protection
Garrett O'NeillCommissioner’s office. Work functions include legal analysis and providing assistance, for all types of Private sector organisations including corporations, companies, trade representatives and interest groups, on all issues relating to compliance as data controllers with the Acts.
Garrett also engages with and provides advice for public sectors bodies such as the Government departments, state bodies, on issues concerning data sharing and new legislation that could affect the data protection rights of individuals. 
Maebh Leahy has been CEO with the Rutland Centre since October 2015. Maebh LeahyMaebh is responsible for all aspects of daily operations as well as strategic and financial planning for the organisation.
Maebh holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a BA from Waterford of Institute of Technology. Her previous work history includes 6 years as CEO of a leisure & hospitality business at Dublin Airport and Deputy general manager of a 4 star hotel.
Ivan Cooper is Director of Public Policy with The Wheel. Ivan is charged with Ivan Cooperprogressing The Wheel's policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector, e.g. charity regulation, strengthening the sector, active-citizenship, standards and supports amongst others.
He oversees the research programme which The Wheel conducts about the profile and scope of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and he represents The Wheel on a range of fora, national and international.

Who Should Attend: 

All members of The Wheel are encouraged to attend.

How to Register: 

Start time is 10:30am.

This event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

01 454 8727