Data Protection & Privacy


Data Protection & Privacy – ePrivacy 2018-03-14T14:19:22+01:00


For organisations using electronic means to communicate with individuals – including via text, email, telephone, website – no data protection and privacy review or advice is complete without an analysis of the ePrivacy legislation.

We have the knowledge and expertise to provide advice on the complex area of Irish e-Privacy legislation, currently the 2011 ePrivacy Regulations (S.I. No. 336 of 2011), soon to be repealed and replaced with the proposed draft ePrivacy Regulations 2018 (repealing Directive 2002/58/EC), which are intended to accompany and complement the data protection regime under GDPR.

The power to investigate and enforce ePrivacy legislation in Ireland falls under the remit of the Data Protection Commission. The Data Protection Commission has taken a special interest in the ePrivacy compliance of the retail sector and we have carefully guided and advised our retail clients through breaches, audits and investigations.

The relevant current legislation can be found at:

The draft replacement ePrivacy Regulations 2018 can be found at:

Data Protection & Privacy Contacts

Deirdre Crowley

Head of Privacy and Employment Law Groups

DD: +353 21 4289561


Eimear Boyle

Associate Solicitor

DD: +353 21 4289563