Data & Privacy
In today’s information-fuelled world, data can hold the key to generating competitive advantage.
Our lawyers are solution driven and focus on providing practical advice based on an in-depth technical knowledge of data privacy law and an understanding of how the advice needs to work in the context in which it is given. We draw on our specialist knowledge of our key sectors, including technology & communications, professional services, retail, hospitality & leisure, sports business, media & entertainment, as well as our market-leading advertising & marketing and employment practices. We avoid reiterating the law; instead we provide risk-based user-friendly advice on our analysis and application of the law to the specific circumstances in question.
Irish Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance for Employers15 June 2023
In this two-part series, Linda Hynes, partner in the Employment, Immigration and Reward team of Lewis Silkin Ireland, sets out what employers need to take away from the recent DPC guidance. The first in the series looks at the Data Protection in the Workplace: Employer Guidance.
Beyond borders: Navigating diversity monitoring in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and beyond11 May 2023
By collecting and monitoring data, employers can progress their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. However, when employing staff across the United Kingdom, employers should be aware that there are important distinctions between the diversity monitoring requirements in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
HSE Cyber Attack – the fallout hasn’t even started!21 May 2021
On 14 May the Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s equivalent of the NHS, suffered what has been described as a catastrophic, “ransomware”, cyber-attack. Ransomware is a type of malicious software or malware used by cyber criminals to encrypt the target’s data. The cyber-crime gang “Wizard Spider”, based in Eastern Europe, is believed to be behind the attack.