Aoife is a technology and data privacy lawyer with over 20 years’ international experience. She advises emerging and established Irish and international technology companies particularly those offering data centric products/services such as data analytics, SaaS, cloud computing, and app developers. Aoife advises clients on how to adapt their business models to the ever-changing data protection laws, on how to embed privacy by design into their day to day operations, on developing proactive corporate strategies to demonstrate compliance thereby building customer trust, on managing cross-border data transfers as well as managing multi-jurisdictional product launches. Aoife is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) and a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (PDP). Aoife is a regular lecturer on Data Protection and Technology Law, including on courses at the Law Society of Ireland.
Kate is an intellectual property and data protection lawyer. For seventeen years she worked in large international law firms in Dublin, most recently heading up the Intellectual Property and Data Protection groups of an International law firm. She advises clients on appropriate data protection strategies, data subject notifications, reviewing European data protection procedures and policies, managing data protection compliance projects across multiple jurisdictions, client database sales, and also represents clients in DPC investigations. Kate has particular expertise in the healthcare and technology sectors. She is regularly asked to speak on data protection issues and to comment in the media. She runs monthly master classes in data protection and is a consultant to the Law Society of Ireland where she lectures in IP, technology and data protection law.
Elizabeth Dunne qualified as a barrister in October 2002 and has worked in several solicitors’ firms and as in-house counsel in ComReg, and AIB. Most recently she was group legal advisor and data protection specialist with a leading information security company. She advises on the requirements of the 1988 and 2003 Data Protection Acts and EU legislation (Privacy Regulations). Elizabeth has excellent training experience and carries out audits for our clients to ensure that they comply with FOI and data protection requirements.
Aisling Clarke is a Senior Compliance professional with over 20 years’ experience in Ireland and the UK in Financial Services in Retail Banking and Asset Management. She is a qualified Barrister, LCOI-certified, Certified Data Protection Practitioner and experienced DPO. She is a Board member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) with specific responsibility for Data Protection, Technology & Cyber-security risk. Aisling is an experienced conference & event speaker. She is a Certified Project Manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner) with experience both leading and advising change projects.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and focuses on technology, data and commercial law. She specialises in helping clients to be responsible guardians of customers’ personal data, including navigating international data transfers and advising on state powers of search and seizure of electronic data. Elizabeth is a member of the Technology Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, a co-founder of Dublin Legal Hackers and regularly speaks in Ireland and abroad on data and technology issues.
David McMunn is a communications and media professional with 20 years of legal, regulatory, corporate and commercial experience. He has a thorough knowledge of the Irish, EU and UK regulatory and legal frameworks for the broadcast/ telecommunication sector. He is a qualified Solicitor and Mediator in both the Republic of Ireland and the UK (England and Wales). David has extensive experience of dealing with Data Protection and related matters. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Kate Ashmore qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and worked in general practice until 2007 specialising in conveyancing. She holds a Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing as well as a Certificate in Data Protection, both from the Law Society. Since 2012 Kate has been working as a Risk Management Consultant for the Institute of Legal Research and Standards and for Outsource. This work involves auditing solicitors for quality and risk management and compliance with their regulatory obligations. She also provides training in risk management and AML guidance for members of the legal profession and their staff.
Sara Bloomer is a qualified Solicitor and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Her Marketing experience has seen her work nationally and internationally with leading brands as well as with a semi state organisation in Ireland. She is a fluent Russian and Italian speaker.
Jane Susan Bourke qualified as a solicitor in 2013; is an LLM IP & IT graduate from University College Dublin and specialises in digital investigation, data protection and the regulation of online activity. She assists clients in drafting compliant data protection policies, transfer agreements and processing agreements. Jane assists in audits and data subject access reviews. She is an active member of the technology committee of the Law Society of Ireland and regularly speaks and writes on cyber-issues.