Trust the experts

Ensuring privacy, reassuring clients

Lawyers Kate Colleary and Aoife Sexton founded Frontier Privacy with one guiding principle: to make sure that every organisation, no matter its size, can access expert, proactive and pragmatic data protection advice and solutions.

In this age of high-volume data, the proliferation of connected devices, and the availability of cloud solutions, managing personal data can no longer be an afterthought for organisations. Individuals expect, and are entitled to, privacy protection when sharing their personal information with businesses and other entities. Nonetheless, a majority of organisations admit to suffering some form of security breach, and often this is simply caused by human error. Better management of this data doesn’t just protect you from the significant cost of breaches, but also brings insights that can drive business growth.

Why choose Frontier Privacy?

A value-added service

Managing your organisation’s personal data isn’t as daunting a task as it might seem. Instead of relying on an ad hoc approach, Frontier Privacy will support you to implement clear systems and protocols, train and empower staff to be better aware of risks, assign the right people to the task of overseeing your compliance, and better control how third parties use the data you allow them access to.

With our legal background and network of leading experts in related fields such as cybersecurity and PR, Frontier Privacy offers a seamless, quality service that goes far beyond consultancy. Whether you are looking to implement a robust privacy programme to build trust with your client base, need hands-on support in the event of a data breach, or require an outsourced Data Protection Officer, we have the solution.

Our services

One company for all your data protection needs

Frontier Privacy offers a transparent, flexible and responsive end-to-end data protection compliance advisory service. Our breadth of knowledge, innovative processes and down to earth approach make us the provider of choice for Irish and international businesses.

Our difference

01. Specialised

A focused and highly specialised service bringing you expertise on every aspect of data protection compliance and related privacy issues.

Our difference

02. Value added

We’re not just a compliance consultancy. Our experts help you to manage personal data in a way that brings real value to your organisation.

Our difference

03. One stop shop

Alongside advice, our services encompass practical support in the form of implementation, training, monitoring, representation and cybersecurity.

Our founders

Aoife Sexton Frontier Privacy

Aoife Sexton

Co-founder & Director

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 Colleary Frontier Privacy

Kate Colleary

Co-founder & Director

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.

Blog & knowledge base

Datacloud Ireland – 21 Sep 2017

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As Dublin is proposed as the next Tier 1 city in Europe, Datacloud Ireland (in The Convention Centre, Dublin, on 21 September), highlights the unique value of data center, cloud…

Secure Computing Forum – 21 Sep

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The Secure Computing Forum has grown to become Ireland’s must attend conference dedicated to cyber security and provides participants with a platform aimed at fostering dialogue amongst key security players….

TechFire Breakfast Briefing – 20 Sep

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The TechFire series is a regular programme of breakfast briefings for IT professionals. These focused events are run as peer-group information meetings. TechFire is currently presenting a three-part briefing series…

Implementing GDPR – 28 Sep 2017

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Frontier Privacy’s co-founder and Director, Kate Colleary, is one of the keynote speakers at a conference entitled: “Implementing The New EU Data Protection Regulations which takes place on 28 September…

"Aoife has been providing ongoing advice to the global body, the GSMA, on data protection matters and in particular on managing cross border transfers and vendor contracts. I have found her approach very practical and pragmatic and would highly recommend Aoife for her work in this area."

David WalshGeneral Counsel, GSM Association

"Aoife has been instrumental in helping us (a SaaS company) navigate data protection and privacy legislation, particularly in the post Safe Harbor world. I'd recommended Aoife extremely highly to any software company for her expertise in this area."

Steven CollinsFounder/CTO, Swrve

"Aoife has provided great support and invaluable assistance to our company on data protection matters and has provided ongoing practical advice on compliance generally and on international data transfers."

SamHead of Professional Services (SaaS company)

"Kate provided IPHA with expert, clear and rapid advice on complex data protection issues. Her ability to listen to our needs, simplify and provide concise answers was very welcome at a time when we were dealing with rapidly changing media reactions. We have worked with Kate for a considerable time and her ongoing support has been invaluable."

Rebecca CrampIrish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA)

“Kate provided General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training to members of our staff. She is an excellent tutor with obvious practical experience in the area.”

a national healthcare service provider