Legal Services - Data Protection & Privacy

Data is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity for all organisations.  New and evolving technology allows the collection and storage of data to take place on a vast scale.  For every business, data represents a key asset which can potentially be used and analysed in different ways in order to gain competitive advantage and to identify new opportunities for growth.

Data Protection Law and Privacy Regulation Law represents a complex set of rules that must be carefully analysed in order to see exactly how data can be lawfully used, stored and transmitted to third parties. Rapidly changing laws combined with new and emerging technologies result in challenging questions for business about how best to comply with their legal obligations.

Our lawyers have a wide range of expertise in providing practical advice to large multinational clients as well as smaller indigenous businesses on all aspects of data protection law and privacy law.

Specialist Areas

  • Lawful use and processing of data
  • Preparation and implementation of data protection policies
  • Transmission of data to third parties (including transfers to Non-EEA territories)
  • Use of data for marketing purposes
  • Investigation by Regulatory Authorities
  • Data breaches and security
  • Personal data in the context of employment

David Hackett
Head of Department

Direct: +353 1 202 6454
Tel: +353 1 202 6400
Email: dhackett@efc.ie

 

Other Key Contacts

Jane Farren - Associate

The quality of their advice is first-class and it is presented in a way that is very easy to use…they offer a practical spin on their legal advice, which is very useful.
Chambers Europe, 2018