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Cyber and Data Protection

Ronan Daly Jermyn’s multidisciplinary Cyber and Data Protection Team have significant technology, privacy, regulatory, media, employment and dispute resolution expertise and offer a sophisticated approach to data protection, compliance and data breach notification.


Data Protection law is a rapidly evolving area and one of increasing importance for all businesses, organisations and government entities that collect, transfer or process sensitive or personally identifiable information.Breaches of information security can be high profile and can damage public trust and confidence. Ronan Daly Jermyn will help you prepare, react and safeguard your reputation and that of your clients.


The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018, will make data protection a priority and will confer enhanced rights of access as well as including strengthened consent provisions. The changes contemplated by GDPR will place significantly more obligations on organisations and give more rights in favour of individuals. 

The advice to my clients is simple, if you are dealing directly with individuals, or your business deals with EU individuals, your business will be subject to the full rigour of GDPR.

— Bryan McCarthy, Head of Cyber and Data Protection Team, Ronan Daly Jermyn

10 key changes to the current Data Protection regime all organisations need to be aware of



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We will work with your team to develop an effective Cyber Incident Response Plan to ensure that in the highly pressurised breach situation you, your business and your team are Ready to Respond:


  • REVIEW - Ronan Daly Jermyn will work with our clients to design a GDPR Health Check specifically tailored to our client’s business to highlight potential data/cyber security vulnerabilities in your business.
  • REPORT - Our legal team will combine their legal expertise together with our client’s business knowledge to draft a GDPR and Cyber Resilience Report identifying through a simple and effective traffic light system areas in which our client’s business is Robust, Vulnerable or At Risk.
  • RESPONSE - Ronan Daly Jermyn will formulate an Action Plan which is tailored to our client’s business. We will suggest specific actions to address areas identified as requiring further action and will recommend ongoing actions to ensure their business will remain GDPR compliant and will be best placed through a proactive approach to continuously identify and address new vulnerabilities as their business develops. We will also work with our client’s teams to develop an effective Cyber Incident Response Plan to ensure that in the highly pressurised data breach situation our client, their business and their team are Ready to Respond.

Hackers collaborate for greatest impact. You should too.
We collaborate across sector and industry to ensure you are Business Ready for an inevitable attack.


  • ASSESS - together with our industry partners we will quickly help our client’s team undertake a Data/Cyber Breach Incident Assessment. Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Rapid Response Team will be immediately available to assist on site or remotely.
  • ADVISE - our team of experts will advise on all legal implications of a data/cyber breach including regulatory notification requirements, internal and external communication requirements and litigation support.
  • AUDIT - subsequent to the incident, we will issue a Data/Cyber Incident Response Report and advise our client’s team on all potentially mitigating actions and learnings from Preparation through to Assessment and Actions post-incident.

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Ronan Daly Jermyn’s multidisciplinary Cyber and Data Protection Team have significant experience advising clients in sectors ranging from healthcare and pharmaceuticals, through local government, insurance and financial services providers, to media and technology companies on GDPR, and data protection including: 

  • GDPR compliance;
  • Data transfers outside the EEA;
  • Response to notification of breaches, data subject requests and investigations, audits and notices issued by the Data Protection Commissioner;
  • Drafting and implementation of policies and procedures, including, for example, Data Protection and Privacy Policies, CCTV Policies, IT Usage Policies, Social Media Policies;
  • The use of biometrics, CCTV, photographs, videos and other processing media;
  • The use of sensitive or special category data, in particular medical records/reports;
  • Obtaining and processing data in the context of employment investigations, disciplinary processes and employee disputes; and
  • Retention of personal data.


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