July 29, 2020
Examinership and the pandemic
The examinership process is 30 years in use in Ireland this year. 2020 looks set to be a landmark year in the use and format of the process. The Oireachtas...
The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 governs the area of data protection in Ireland. The compliance requirements related to data protection have dramatically increased, and data controllers and processors must have an in-depth understanding of their duties and responsibilities, or risk potentially crippling financial penalties.
As a modern firm focused on providing exceptional, partner-led service to all clients, regardless of their size, we will provide the legal advice and representation you need to meet your compliance obligations. And should a breach occur, we will provide an emergency response and ensure an independent investigation is conducted and evidence relevant to defending a claim collated.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation and is the primary law relating to how both public and private organisations protect EU citizen’s personal data. Its aim is to harmonise data protection legislation across all EU member states. Companies based outside the EU which process EU citizen’s data must also comply with the GDPR.
There are strict requirements of compliance under Data Protection legislation for both data processors and controllers to ensure that individuals’ data privacy rights are respected.
Our corporate team, led by partner, Gríana O’Kelly , advises companies on all aspects of privacy and data protection both in the workplace and in carrying out their businesses. Gríana holds a certificate in Data Protection Practice from the Law Society of Ireland.
We have implemented bespoke data protection policies for clients to ensure that they comply with the law on data protection and that proper practices are adopted by companies on a day to day basis in the handling of personal data. In addition, we can review your supplier contracts to ensure any third parties which process data on your behalf meet their data protection compliance obligations.
We can deal with all aspects of data protection compliance from initial queries to the full implementation of data protection policies for firms and companies. By instructing us, you can be fully confident that you have the information and support you need to ensure compliance across all your business sectors.
We advise on all areas of data protection and privacy including:
The Data Protection Commission is the body which oversees data protection in Ireland and is the national supervising authority for the purposes of the GDPR. If your organisation has appointed a Data Protection Officer, you will need to inform the Commission.
We have been advising on data protection for many years and can advise you on any aspect of dealing with the Data Protection Commission.
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