General Data Protection Regulation

All information and advice about the EU General Data Protection Regulation which came into force in May 2018.

EU General Data Protection Regulation Services for Ireland and Germany © Getty Images/gabort71

In Ireland, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2018. The aim of this regulation is to protect personal data. Violation of the basic EU regulation could result in fines of up to 4% of the total annual worldwide turnover in the previous financial year or of up to 20 million euros.

We will ensure that from May 2018 companies can explain what happens to your data, who has access to it and how it is used. Therefore, we offer the following services:

  • External data protection officer: It is advantageous to appoint an external data protection officer if the core activity of the business involves processing operations of data falling into special categories
  • Data mapping: Data mapping is mandatory if data processing poses a threat to the rights and freedom of individuals or if the company employs more than 250 people.
  • Data audits: We offer to check the data on your data processing system and to give you technical and organisational tips on how to comply with the new data protection regulations.
  • Further education: We offer in-house training to employees who work with personal data.
  • Advice on data protection: We advise you on how data protection regulations can be integrated into the management system and how you can deal with supervisory authorities in the event of data protection violations.