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Digital privacy course

Looking to beef up your CV?

The Law Society of Ireland is offering a five-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the topic of privacy in the digital age. Though primarily aimed at the legal sector, the course is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about data protection and the law. The course will include contributions from experts in the field, lawyers and industry leaders.

“This course is open to anyone with an interest in learning about data protection and the law. As data protection affects us all in both our professional and personal lives this course will appeal to professionals in all industries. It will be of particular interest to those working as data protection officers, legal professionals, trainees, barristers and students,” the description reads.

Starting this week, the course consists of five modules: an introduction to date protection, privacy as a human right, advising companies, cyber security and emerging technology, and a live panel event. The format consists of “short recorded online interviews and participation in an online course forum and quizzes”, while CPD credit can be claimed with a certificate obtained on completion.

Videos will be released online at 6pm every Tuesday – don’t worry if you can’t go online immediately, as they will be available for the entirety of the course. Each module will feature about 90 minutes of short videos, with an expert available for discussion on the accompanying forum every Friday afternoon. Links to recommended reading will also be provided, and a quiz will be available for completion at the end of every module. You will have to achieve at least 60% on each quiz and participate in the weekly forums if you want to apply for the certificate of completion.

If you have any queries, contact John Lunney or Claire O’Mahony at [email protected] You can register for the course at

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When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.