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Irish Computer Society Newsletter

This week we’ve got news from the Minister for Data Protection, the fight against disinformation, the future of digital jobs and data flows to Japan.

Read on below for more…

UK will be ‘third country’ for data transfers post-Brexit

Minister for Data Protection, Pat Breen, gave clarity on Ireland’s position on Data Transfers with the UK post-Brexit at the National Data Protection Conference at Croke Park in January.
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World’s largest area of safe data flows created

The European Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees.
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Every job will be a digital job

The European Commission has predicted that 90 per cent of future jobs will require digital skills at either a basic or higher level. Therefore Ireland has a critical need for digital skills. Linda Keane from ICS shares her thoughts.
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European Commission code of practice against disinformation

On 29 January 2019, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector submitted their first reports on the measures they are taking to comply with the Code of Practice on Disinformation.
Read more here

ICS’s vision for the future

The shortage of IT professionals with the right skills is driving up costs, delaying projects and draining talent. Find out how we want to solve this in our video right here.
Watch our video here
We need your help to make our vision a reality, so please forward to your colleagues at work and share on social media. Thank you.

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Software Asset Management Specialist course – 20 February – Dublin
Transparent licensing is important for every organisation. This 3-day course combines software asset management (SAM) with IT service management best practices.
Book your place here

Upcoming data protection courses

Certified Data Protection Practitioner – 3 day (10% discount)25 Feb – Dublin, 20 Mar – Cork
GDPR & Data Protection Essentials – 1 day (10% discount)13 Mar – Dublin

Find more courses here

Certificate in Business Analysis – 28 February – Cork
Improve business performance, competitiveness and analytical scope. Implement actionable changes in your organisation with our Level 8 Certificate in Business Analysis.
Book your place here
IT Asset Management Foundation Certification – 20 March – Dublin
Learn how to implement better business strategies for cost control, risk reduction and improved business value in the IT asset lifecycle with this comprehensive IT Asset Management certification.
Book your place here
If you need any help with your membership or have any queries, please let me know. To get in touch about a training course, please email training@ics.ie

Kind regards,
Edwina Fogarty
Head of Membership





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