Our data protection and privacy team are experts in this evolving area of law. We advise clients in a wide range of industries including, media, advertising and marketing, retail, motor, childcare and education, recruitment, healthcare, technology and ecommerce.
We assist organisations in ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy regulations, particularly the GDPR. We advise on contractual arrangements for outsourcing data processing, international data transfers, including standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules and the EU/US privacy shield.
We are experts in drafting all policies and notices required under data protection law, including privacy statements, data protection policies, breach management policies, CCTV polices. We also assist and advise clients on data protection impact assessments.
The team is very experienced in dealing with the Data Protection Commission. We advise clients on notifying data breaches to the Data Protection Commission. We represent clients in enforcement actions taken by the Data Protection Commission including prosecutions under the Electronic Privacy Regulations.
Together with our colleagues from our employment team, we advise clients on all data protection and privacy issues arising in the context of the employment relationship. This includes drafting privacy notices for employees, advising on data access requests and advising on data protection issues in workplace disputes.
We also assist clients with data protection litigation.
- Data protection and privacy compliance advice, particularly the GDPR
- Drafting data protection policies, privacy statements, breach management policies, CCTV policies
- Advising on international data transfers, including standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules and the EU/US privacy shield
- Drafting and advising on data processing and data transfer agreements.
- Advising on the use of personal data for direct marketing
- Advising on targeted and programmatic advertising and data analytics
- Assisting with data access requests
- Assisting with data protection impact assessments
- Advising on data protection and privacy in the employment relationship
- Record retention and deletion advice
- Dealing with enforcement actions and prosecutions by the Data Protection Commission
- Data protection litigation
What clients say: Data Protection
‘Laura Fannin understands the context within which the client is working and can provide astute advice accordingly. She is professional, and a good working relationship followed, which assisted the process greatly. Her advice is always accurate and succinct.’
"David Phelan is a superb lawyer with in-depth expertise across a number of disciplines. He has a very practical approach to advising clients and explains his advice in a manner that is easily understood."
‘The team is always available and provides practical advice relevant to the client’s specific sector.’
"Each member of the team provides excellent support and advice. Their response times are always excellent."
‘I would work most closely with David Phelan. I have been working with legal firms both in Ireland and abroad for over 30 years. I can say without hesitation, David is the very best that I have worked with in that time. He deals with a wide range of issues across a number of different spectrums all with the same poise and composure. He makes everyone on calls feel like he has nothing else on, only the work that he is working with you on. Clearly we know that this is not the case. He has built a level of trust with me and a number of teams that we work with that allows all of us to have the peace of mind that David is on it. All of that and he’s just a very nice human being.’
"Joseph O'Malley is very responsive, commercial and technical."
‘David Phelan is an expert in this field and is responsive, wise, pragmatic, an excellent communicator and knowledgeable of the media landscape and of his clients’ needs.
‘David Phelan stands out in contractual and media matters. He has a very solid judgement and a calm approach to problematic situations.’
‘Laura Fannin is professional, knowledgeable, available and able to explain complex issues in simple terms.’