The King's Inns Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law assists engineers in understanding legal issues related to data protection.

Data protection has gained an increasingly high profile, both in Ireland and internationally, over recent years. Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation ('the GDPR'), which significantly reformed the regulatory regime, it is more important than ever for citizens, businesses, and public institutions to become familiar with their rights and obligations under Irish and EU data protection law.

This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive and practical grounding in the changing framework for data protection law and practice, knowledge of which will be essential for almost all businesses and public and private entities in the state.

“I have been working in the field of both FOI and Data Protection for over 12 years but there is still so much to learn. Everyday is a learning day where GDPR is concerned and this course gives an excellent oversight of all the basic areas covered by the GDPR. I really enjoyed the course and the lectures are delivered online which made it so accessible. Highly recommended.”
Course participant 2024 


This is a professional development course, and it is accredited by The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. The skills and competence gained in studying at King’s Inns are transferable, portable, and recognised internationally. 

It is a valuable qualification delivered by distinguished lawyers, members of the judiciary, legal and other practitioners specialising in the field

Course objectives

  • Describe and explain the legal framework governing data protection in Ireland and the EU;
  • Identify the structure of the regulatory regime, including enforcement and remedies;
  • Apply data protection law to a range of scenarios.

Course link

Course fee and application process

The course fee is €2,550. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, a participant is required to successfully complete one assessment. There are no admission requirements for this course. However, a place on the highly sought-after course is not secured until the course fee is received in full.

Applications for the course will be open in May 2024. Classes are starting in October/2024. To view the class schedule and the list of expert speakers for this course – and also apply for this diploma, visit the King’s Inns website here.