Fintech

Focus On The New GDPR Fintech: Money Talks

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Parts of this article were originally published as part of a GDPR Fintech piece in the Sunday Business Post on 30 April 2017 called “The Sting In The GDPR Tail”. You can subscribe to the Sunday Business Post here. Data Protection Changes Affecting Fintech The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into legal force from 25 May 2018. It replaces a lot of the current […]

Privacy & Data Security

How Your Businesses Can Work Towards GDPR Compliance

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GDPR Compliance: Your Journey The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Compliance with this EU-wide new data protection and privacy law is going to be critical for both small and large businesses over the next 12 months. Th GDPR is a big change in the EU data protection and privacy […]

EU Law

GDPR Ready? Irish Companies Unprepared for Changes to Data Protection Laws

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This article was originally published in the Irish Independent on 27 April 2017. Experts have warned that Irish organisations aren’t GDPR ready and urgently need to prepare for the tough new data-protection laws which come into effect next year. Much of the preparatory work will fall on lawyers. The legal profession has an uphill struggle in making […]

EU Law

Data Protection: Why the GDPR changes everything – Part 2

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In Part 1, I described what the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is. The GDPR is the new EU-wide data protection and privacy legislation that comes into force across the EU in May 2018. Part 1 also discussed the first step an organisation should take on the road to GDPR compliance. Step 1 is an assessment of […]

EU Law

Data Protection: Why the GDPR changes everything – Part 1

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What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25 May 2018. The GDPR marks a significant change in the EU data protection and privacy regime, with some calling it the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The GDPR will repeal and […]

Cloud Computing

Cloud security for businesses

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Cloud security is becoming more and more important as a variety of businesses seek to move their software, applications and infrastructure online to cloud computing based solutions. Cloud is becoming the normal way for businesses and customers to interact and exchange information. In this article I want to examine  the risks of cloud computing  and how cloud security plans and […]

Contract Law

How safe is the EU/US Safe Harbor in Ireland?

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The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EU (which is transposed into Irish law by the Data Protection Act 1988 – 2003) provides that organisations transferring personal data from Ireland (or from anywhere in the European Economic Area) to countries outside the European Economic Area must ensure that recipient country provides an ‘adequate’ level of data protection. (The European Economic […]

EU Law

General Data Protection Regulation: New EU Law In Context

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The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will govern data protection and privacy on a pan-European basis is going to be game changer. “According to some estimates, the value of European citizens’ personal data has the potential to grow to nearly €1 trillion annually by 2020.” European Commission Memo, 12 March 2014 Current […]

Fintech

Spam Email: Spamalot – now for something completely different

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In this article I will explore the history of spam email, recent breaches of the Spam Act which resulted in the offenders being fined up to $160,000 for sending spam email and how your business can send marketing emails that are legal by remembering ‘The Rule of 3’. Question about spam email Let me ask you a […]