Data Privacy

Our Data Privacy specialists at A&L Goodbody provide data protection, confidential information, and privacy advice to clients in this challenging and evolving area of law.

We have an extensive range of experience in advising on all aspects of data privacy and data protection. We regularly advise on complex outsourcing and data processing arrangements, cloud computing, global privacy policies, internal data policies and procedures, employee monitoring, direct marketing, cookies regulation, data access requests. In addition we have the expertise to respond effectively to litigation and regulatory investigations stemming from data security incidents and data privacy breaches.

Our team is experienced in advising on all aspect of international data transfers including complex multi-jurisdictional data transfers and other permitted means to legitimise the export and disclosure of personal data. We have also advised a number of multinational clients on the establishment of data centres in Ireland. We regularly advise on the management of European data through Ireland and Irish subsidiaries, and the legal and regulatory advantages of doing so.


  • Digital Europe

    on its application to become an 'animus curiae' in the Irish High Court case Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems

  • One of the largest multinational technology companies

    on a wide range of data protection matters.

  • CIÉ

    on its outsourcing of its data centre and data hosting requirements to an IT Managed Service Provider.

  • Airbnb

    on all data protection issues pertaining to the establishment of their EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

  • Citibank Europe

    in relation to the data protection implications of its cross-border merger.

  • A leading international technology company

    in connection with its compliance obligations under the Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), which are used to legitimise the intra-group transfers of personal data outside the EEA.

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