Data Protection and Privacy

We are well placed to advise organisations in relation to all aspects of data protection and privacy.

Data protection is an area experiencing unprecedented growth and our clients are currently seeking extensive advices in the area of GDPR compliance ahead of the implementation date of 25 May 2018.

We have prepared a Keynote Introduction to the GDPR which can be accessed here:

Introduction to the GDPR

Deirdre Crowley has also recently written a paper on the area of GDPR compliance in the HR sphere. If you would like to receive a copy of this publication, please email

Our specific experience in the data protection field includes the following:


  • Advices to an insurance company in respect of the use of private investigators taking into account a recent ruling of the Data Protection Commissioner which provides that it is an offence to obtain access to personal data without prior authority of the Data Controller or the Data Processor by whom the data is kept and to subsequently disclose this data to another person.
  • GDPR compliance advices
  • A review of data protection policies on the ground in an employer’s organisation to assess the clauses and terms appropriate to a data protection policy.
  • Assessment of occupational health policy and personnel file policies.
  • Representation during and advices on data protection complaints made by employees.
  • Data protection audit process advice, where clients are investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner.
  • Experience in data protection, privacy, defamation and reputational damage litigation before the Circuit, High and Supreme Courts.

“We are occupational health providers and provide medical services to many American owned multinationals. We often require urgent advice in relation to data protection matters as well as advices on the thorny areas of consent and confidentiality matters. Having used many lawyers over the years, we would look no further than Crowley Solicitors for legal support when we need it.”

Medical Director, Munster based Occupational Health Group