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The Data Protection Acts/ Relevance of the Office of the Ombudsman to Social Work

  • St Andrews Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street
  • 9 registration, 9.30 - 12.45 seminar
  • 06 Nov 2015

Price €5 members/ €15 non-members

This double bill event will provide an overview of data protection legislation and its implications for social work practice and recording. It will also provide social workers with an understanding of the relevance of the Office of the Ombudsman to the social work role.



9.00  Registration, tea & coffee

9.30  Nicola Coogan, Senior Compliance Officer,  Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

11.00  Break - tea & coffee

11.15   Patsy Fitzsimons, Office of the Ombudsman


Nicola Coogan's presentation will cover issues relating to

      ·       Law on data protection

      ·       Relationship to FOI legislation

      ·       Special rules for social work data

      ·       Access to personal data

      ·       Issues surrounding individual consent: when is it needed, when not?

      ·       Security for personal data

      ·       Good practice

      ·       Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Workers


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