About GDPR & Data

Data protection is a rapidly evolving and challenging area of law due to emerging technology and wide ranging European legislative reform with GDPR. Corporates, SMEs, institutions and public bodies are beginning to recognise the increasing importance of seeking valuable advice in this area.

We are specialists in data protection and privacy law which is good because it’s something that you absolutely, positively have to get right! If you’re in business then you handle data and must respect people’s privacy. If you handle data then you need to know how GDPR will impact you.

Data protection and privacy regulation is growing at break-neck pace and national regulators, the media and individuals are no longer tolerant of companies that don’t comply. The penalties for getting it wrong are severe.

Our Services

We give advice and training on a wide range of GDPR and privacy issues including:

  • Compliance with the relevant Irish and European GDPR laws, guidelines and best practice
  • Advising on data protection compliance, data management strategy and establishing practical processes and structures to assist companies in achieving and maintaining their obligations under legislation
  • Preparing corporate data protection  and privacy policies including retention schedules
  • Data protection aspects of marketing campaigns and promotions
  • Data management strategy
  • Data access requests
  • Data breaches
  • Data protection audits
  • Responding to Data Protection Commissioner correspondence, investigations and requests
  • Assisting clients in reporting obligations in relation to data protection and cybersecurity incidents
  • Providing assistance to charities on data protection compliance and best practices
  • Website compliance with data protection and European cookie laws
  • Employee data protection issues
  • Drafting data controller to data processor agreements
  • Data transfers abroad
  • Advising on data protection concerns arising from commercial contracts
  • Providing legal input into your cybersecurity plan
  • Compliance advice in respect of data retention periods and security requirements

Our Experience

Our team is led by Karl Manweiler, Managing Director of LexTech and Dominic Conlon, Partner Head of Corporate.

Karl holds academic and professional qualifications in law, technology and project management. Karl is also a certified auditor.
Karl is assisted by Morgan Crowe, Solicitor. They each have years of experience in;

  • Advising a variety of organisations from sports bodies to commercial enterprises on their data protection obligations.
  • Advising large multinationals in respect of the management and transfer of sensitive personal and employee data.
  • Auditing clients on their readiness for GDPR and assisting with the implementation of compliant policies.
  • Delivering enterprise technology projects across both public and private sector organisations in Ireland, UK, and the US.
  • Advising and managing multinational enterprises on their technology strategy and digital transformation projects.
  • Advising organisations on cybersecurity and data protection strategy.

Our Clients

We act for a wide range of businesses with data protection requirements including startups, international online and offline retailers, marketing and customer services clients, national sporting bodies, recruitment organisations. European marketing agencies; and technology companies facing data protection challenges in providing SaaS services.

Our sister company, LexTech also has a complete wholescale legal and tech GDPR offering which can assist your business with GDPR compliance.

Please view our GDPR service offering here and visit www.lextech.ie/GDPR for further details.

Your Contacts

Dominic Conlon

Partner & Head of Corporate

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 232 1075

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Karl Manweiler

Managing Director, LexTech

T: +353 1 639 3000
DDI: +353 1 232 1073
Email: ireland@ogier.com

Bláthnaid Evans

Head of Employment

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 632 3113

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Morgan Crowe


T: +353 1 639 3000

DDI :  +353 1 237 3115

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Ultán Anderson


TEL : +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 669 7074

Email: ireland@ogier.com