Many solicitors claim to be in a position to advise on Data Protection and other IT related issues. Few can claim to understand the law or the practical issues that arise.

At O’Dowd Solicitors, not only do we know the law inside out, but we know computers inside out, quite literally. We live and breathe IT, write books on IT law, teach IT law and this transalates into the advice we can give on on IT.

We pride ourself in our approach to advising on IT law issues and this sets us apart from other law firms. It is too easy to advise on what you can’t do as an IT professional. We prefer to look at what you can do; and how you can do it.

Data protection and privacy are often referred to interchangeably, but they are entirely different concepts. Data protection relates to how personal information is used by third parties and it imposes a regulatory framework on such use.

Businesses and Individuals alike need to be aware of how Data Protection can impact upon them, and more importantly, how to minimise this impact. O’Dowd Solicitors can help.

We offer specialist services in:

Online Defamation
Advising Data Controllers and Data Processors.
Advising in relation to Disputes regarding Breach of Confidential Information.
Advising businesses on the use of SaaS and Cloud Computing.
Conducting Data Protection Audits.
Drafting Internal Procedures and Policies, including Data Protection policies for employers.
Drafting Privacy Policies for websites.
Email and Acceptable usage Policies.
Safe Harbor Agreements for transfer of Data outside of the EEA.
Transferring Data Abroad – Advising on the Risks and Issues plus Advising and Assisting with Measures that should be put in place before Transfer of Data.
Dealing with the aftermath of Unauthorised Data Disclosures

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law – the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) – in Ireland covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime.

Written by Mícheál O’Dowd & Maeve McDonagh