Brexit

Brexit: What it means for Fintech in Ireland and the UK

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Fintech Brexit

Financier Worldwide recently interviewed me about the potential effects Brexit will have on the UK’s fintech industry. You can read all of Richard Summerfield’s great article here. This story made me think. What about the effect Brexit will have on fintech the UK’s closest neighbour, the Republic of Ireland? With the two countries having so […]

Fintech

Focus On The New GDPR Fintech: Money Talks

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GDPR fintech

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

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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GDPR ready data protection

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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GDPR data protection

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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EU GDPR data protection

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 […]

Government & Politics

Love Me Tender: Part 2 – Winning Your Next Tender Response

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Pubic Procurement Winning Tender Response

What a company writes in a tender response can have a real bearing on how successful it is. Its tender response can also create unintended legal liability. Government departments, local authorities and private companies can all purchase goods, services or works through a competitive tender process. In Part 1 I looked at how an organisation can help protect itself […]

Brexit

Post Brexit Ireland: 5 to reasons to invest and setup in Ireland

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post Brexit Ireland

Post Brexit Ireland Post Brexit Ireland is an interesting place. IDA Ireland is the government body responsible for attracting foreign direct investment into Ireland. The IDA helps foreign companies setup in Ireland. It brands the country as “one of the best places in the world to do business“. Is this true? And if so, does the UK’s […]

Contract Law

Locking Horns: The Differences Between Jurisdiction and Governing Law

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Differences between jurisdiction and governing law

Number 1 Takeaway: Jurisdiction and governing law clauses address different things Jurisdiction and governing law are different. Because of the differences between jurisdiction and governing law, parties should draft them clearly and ideally in separate clauses in a contract. But what exactly are the differences between jurisdiction and governing law clauses? In this article I will […]

EU Law

General Data Protection Regulation: New EU Law In Context

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General Data Protection Regulation

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 […]