Fergal Crehan. Data Protection Officer at Three Ireland. Barrister-at-law.
Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Barrister practising in a variety of areas of the law, some of which Mr Crehan occasionally writes, blogs or broadcasts about.
Particular interest and expertise in Privacy and Data Protection Law.
Over a decade of experience in Data Protection and Privacy practice.
I am currently in a DPO role with a major data controller and overseeing compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with extensive "Privacy by Design" in relation to development of new products and systems, and Brexit readiness.
I have acted professionally in a number of the most significant Data Protection cases in the EU, including a successful challenge and referral to the European Court of Justice of European Union Data Retention laws.
I have worked on an advisory basis for some of the largest data controllers in the country, creating data protection policies or preparing for audits by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and drafting and reviewing documentation for clients engaging in personal data, having particular regard to compliance with Irish and European Data Protection law.
I lecture in Data Protection Law at the Law Society, Blackhall Place.
Pro bono work, advising charitable and voluntary organisations of their obligations under the law, and assisting individual clients on a case by case basis. This work has included includes making written and oral submissions to Oireachtas committee hearings.
I have written on legal and privacy issues for numerous publications both in print and online, including The Irish Times, Daily Mail and TheJournal.ie I speak regularly on broadcast media on legal, privacy and information technology matters, and have contributed to national radio stations Newstalk, Today FM and RTE Radio One and Two. I have also contributed on legal and public interest topics to RTE and TV3 television.
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