GDPR: Impact and Reach To Date

  • Event: GDPR: Impact and Reach To Date
  • Date: 13/02/2020
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Venue: Centre of Excellence, Ei Electronics, Shannon Industrial Estate, Shannon,
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Almost 18 months since GDPR was introduced, some commentary would suggest that it is holding European companies back in competitive terms.

How is it affecting your company?

This workshop will review GDPR’s impact to date, the approach the courts are taking to cases coming before it under the new legislation and what type of data breaches are causing litigation problems for companies. 

It will also suggest the types of policies and procedures your company can put in place to directly address the issues which have become somewhat of a trend, assist your company avoid a data breach or, where a breach does occur, to mitigate the risk, time, upset and reputational damage. It will also address how to limit or avoid your company’s exposure to monetary damages, should a breach occur and proceed to court.

The workshop will outline how breach reporting requirements are necessary at very level within an organisation, and the reach of GDPR in terms of new technologies – biometrics, high-resolution cameras and, how technology can aid compliance.

Attendance at this workshop is a must for ever company operating in today’s GDPR-controlled operating environment.

This event is free of charge, but booking online is essential. 

Registration is from 7.30 am, event starts at 8.00 am 



Michael Murphy is a Partner in Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s litigation department and joined the Company in 2009. Michael specialises in cyber risks/data protection and defence litigation. He represents insurers, large corporate bodies, private clients and public entities in relation to advisory work, litigation, policy interpretation and dispute resolution. Michael has vast experience in dealing with issues of administrative law, professional indemnity, high level litigation, mitigation of cyber losses as well as alternative dispute resolution such as mediations and arbitrations, cases before the Commercial Court and compensation funds. 

In 2017, he re-framed the existing Holmes O’Malley Sexton Data Protection unit into the Cyber Risks & Data Protection unit and played a critical role in positioning the Company to meet GDPR requirements.

Michael is listed as a leading practitioner in both Legal 500 and the Chambers global legal publications.

Garrett O’Neill is Head of Consultation in the Private & Financial sector in the Data Protection Commission. He is an experienced Assistant Commissioner with a demonstrated history of working as a Solicitor in the public and private sectors. Skilled in advising on all data protection compliance issues to the Insurance, Banking, Retail, Telecommunications, State agencies etcetera. He is also a member of the Financial Matters Working Group in the EDPB.