GDPR: Compliance, Concerns and COVID
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GDPR: COMPLIANCE, CONCERNS AND COVID
Processing details of vaccine status, international transfers, claims by data subjects, and the increasing risk of enforcement action are just some of the issues that organisations have to grapple with from a data protection and privacy perspective.
With this in mind, Mazars and McCann FitzGerald have, for the sixth consecutive year commissioned research into the ongoing impact of GDPR on businesses and operations in Ireland.
Join us on Thursday, 24 March for this webinar "GDPR: Compliance, Concerns and COVID". Following an overview of the research findings, we will host a discussion with representatives from Mazars and McCann FitzGerald LLP into the issues highlighted by our report and what organisations can do to deal with the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities raised.”
Date: Thursday, 24th March, 2022
CPD: 1 hour LCOI, FCOI (Compliance), CDPO
Fee: €25 for Members, €35 for Non-members
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Liam McKenna is a Partner in the Consulting Services practice in Mazars. He has significant experience in delivering large change, IT and organisational transformation programmes. These programmes have typically been driven by mandated change in regulated industries or cost reduction and performance improvement and are enabled by changes to operations, organisation structures and technology in a range of sectors including financial services, public and private sectors. Some areas of recent focus include: GDPR/DPO services; Information Security, Process Improvement including through Robotic Process Automation; Payments Services License Applications.
Partner, Head of Technology and Innovation Group
Paul is the head of the firm’s Technology and Innovation Group and advises on a wide range of information technology, data protection, intellectual property, confidentiality and freedom of information issues. He advises on the supply and implementation of new IT systems, the licensing of software and the ownership, exploitation and licensing of intellectual property rights.
Paul drafts and negotiates cutting-edge technology supply and implementation agreements and IT outsourcing agreements with a key focus on mobilisation, business transformation and key performance elements as well as exit management.
Paul is a leading expert on data protection and advises a large number of private sector entities and public bodies on their data protection obligations under existing and prospective data protection law, including advising on subject access requests, data security incidents, marketing obligations and consents, record retention matters, data protection notices, policies and privacy statements, data controller and data processor registrations as well as solutions to facilitate the transfer of data outside the EEA.
Paul is heavily involved in advising a number of private sector and public sector clients on their obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including carrying out data protection assessments and audits and completing data inventories in order to advise clients on what changes to processing activities, data protection notices and agreements etc to ensure compliance with GDPR.
Paul regularly advises on the legal implications of transacting on-line and related consumer protection issues. Paul also advises a number of international clients on their distribution, franchise and sales agency arrangements.
In the area of freedom of information, Paul regularly acts for public bodies and private entities. He advises public bodies in respect of their compliance obligations in connection with the Freedom of Information Acts in dealing with access requests, advising on applicable exemptions and dealing with appeals to the Information Commissioner. Paul also advises public bodies and private entities on the application and scope of the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations.
As a leading expert on the law of confidentiality, Paul regularly advises clients on confidentiality obligations and the drafting of appropriate confidentiality agreements and secrecy protocols.
Paul is the author of Commercial Secrets: The Action for Breach of Confidence in Ireland (Round Hall/ Sweet & Maxwell, 1996), the first and only Irish work on the topic. The book has been quoted in judgments in the Irish Supreme Court.