About Deirdre Crowley
Deirdre Crowley is Partner in Employment and Technology Groups at Matheson.
Deirdre has 15 years’ experience in advising companies on data protection matters. Large US multinationals dealing with complex trans-Atlantic transfers of data, as well as companies dealing with special categories of highly sensitive data (including employee, medical and financial data) have briefed Deirdre to undertake privacy reviews of their workplace to become GDPR fit.
Deirdre has recent experience of dealing with high profile data breaches. She works closely with IT security and forensic specialists, PR advisors and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to best position organisations to deal with a breach, manage the aftermath and identify other data compliance risks and vulnerabilities. Deirdre’s experience in the last 12 months includes advices to businesses regarding audits conducted by the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office, e-privacy, e-marketing, privacy impact assessments, analysis of controller v’s processor duties, analysis of the classification of data, Irish and European Convention/ Directive privacy rights, the trans-Atlantic transfer of data and the drafting and negotiation of privacy agreements in line with GDPR requirements. Deirdre is regularly invited by IT security specialist groups and business-specific interest groups to speak on legal compliance in the technology and privacy space.