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We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual National Data Protection Conference will take place on the 24th and 25th of January 2018.Day 1 of the conference will take place at the Irish Computer Society’s headquarters in Ballsbridge where we will host six data protection workshops. With just 83 working days between the conference and the GDPR deadline, these workshops will quickly get you ...

  Wednesday, December 6th


Have your say and win! - Take part in the National Data Protection Survey 2018

Have your say by partaking in the 2018 National Data Protection survey and win a free ticket to the National Data Protection. The 2018 National Data Protection Survey is now open. By responding to this survey you will contribute to the developing field of Data Protection and will have your opinion heard.

  Wednesday, November 29th


How can I cut my IT costs and be a hero for the company?

IT Asset Management can potentially save your organisation time, money and even help save the environment. Here are 10 tips on how ITAM can help you be a more effective IT department and make you the IT hero!Know your investmentIT assets account for up to 50% of a company’s total assets and sometimes as much as 80 percent of capital expenditure. If you have an ...

  Wednesday, November 15th


Will Brexit complicate GDPR?

If Brexit or GDPR weren’t complex enough, many organisations are wondering whether Brexit will complicate GDPR. The short answer appears to be yes. Brexit will certainly add another level of unknowns and complexities.At present, businesses can freely transfer personal data between Britain and Ireland as both countries are EU members. When personal data leaves the EU, including post-Brexit UK, the information is ...

  Tuesday, November 14th


How Artificial Intelligence will change the world

IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki recently presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we live.Mr Ibaraki, who is a key decision-maker on the professionalism arm (IP3) of the global federation of ICT societies (IFIP) and who also founded ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, presented to a ...

  Tuesday, October 17th


CEPIS announces new Secretary General Austeja Trinkunaite

CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) are pleased to inform you that their Board agreed unanimously to appoint Ms Austeja Trinkunaite as CEPIS Secretary General.Austeja has been working for ECDL Foundation in Brussels for the past three years. As European Policy and Communications Manager she has developed and maintained contacts with key policy stakeholders such as DG Grow, DG Connect, DG ...

  Monday, October 2nd


Irish launch of the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020

The Irish launch event for the final Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 is only a few weeks away. With a budget in the region of €30 billion it is the largest funding opportunity in the programme to date. Secure your place at the launch on 18 October 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Register for your free place here. The keynote address will be given by a European Commission ...

  Tuesday, September 26th


Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development and it is free for members to use. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage ...

  Monday, September 18th


Join the CESI Community of Practice

CESI recently launched a Computer Science Community of Practice in partnership with Google and the Association of Teachers’/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI).The expected membership of the CoP will be educators representing all regions of Ireland and will nurture practice-led collaboration at local levels between teachers, schools, universities and industry, and support teachers in the introduction of Computer Science, including Computational Thinking and ...

   Monday, December 4th


Department of Education launches plan to make Ireland best in Europe in STEM

This week the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launched the STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-26 and Implementation Plan 2017-19. The plan sets out the Minister’s intention to make Ireland a European leader in STEM education by 2026.Minister Bruton said: “We are living in a rapidly changing world and key to delivering on our ambition to be the best will ...

  Wednesday, November 29th


Have your say and win! - Take part in the National Data Protection Survey 2018

Have your say by partaking in the 2018 National Data Protection survey and win a free ticket to the National Data Protection. The 2018 National Data Protection Survey is now open. By responding to this survey you will contribute to the developing field of Data Protection and will have your opinion heard.

  Wednesday, November 29th


EU agrees to end unjustified geoblocking

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement to end unjustified geoblocking for consumers wishing to buy products or services online within the EU. The new rules will boost ecommerce for the benefit of consumers and businesses who take advantage of the growing European online market.Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, said: "Today we put an ...

  Friday, November 24th


How can I cut my IT costs and be a hero for the company?

IT Asset Management can potentially save your organisation time, money and even help save the environment. Here are 10 tips on how ITAM can help you be a more effective IT department and make you the IT hero!Know your investmentIT assets account for up to 50% of a company’s total assets and sometimes as much as 80 percent of capital expenditure. If you have an ...

  Wednesday, November 15th


Will Brexit complicate GDPR?

If Brexit or GDPR weren’t complex enough, many organisations are wondering whether Brexit will complicate GDPR. The short answer appears to be yes. Brexit will certainly add another level of unknowns and complexities.At present, businesses can freely transfer personal data between Britain and Ireland as both countries are EU members. When personal data leaves the EU, including post-Brexit UK, the information is ...

  Tuesday, November 14th


Do we need to appoint a Data Protection Officer?

GDPR requires data controllers and processors to designate a DPO in any case where:• the processing is carried out by a public authority or body;• the ‘core activities’ of the controller/processor consist of processing operations which ‘require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale’; or• the core activities of the controller/processor consist of processing on a large scale ...

  Friday, November 3rd


Can the IT Manager be the Data Protection Officer?

Companies required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) should carefully consider which candidate is best to select for the job. Last year, an established company Germany, was fined local data protection authority for appointing a DPO who at the same time held an operational position as an IT manager. The appointment was deemed to create a conflict of interests between the two functions. ...

  Friday, November 3rd