John Whelan is the head of A&L Goodbody’s commercial and technology group. He leads a team of four other principals and 14 associates. The firm gives clients pre-incident advice, assists with policy formation and helps multinationals monitor their compliance with privacy legislation and regulation. The practice has a specialised response team that deals with subject access requests and assists companies in dealing with litigation following data security incidents.
The practice has recently advised multinationals on one-stop-shop inquiries commenced by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission. It is currently assisting Airbnb Ireland in ongoing subject access request matters, and is advising the Bank of Ireland on a compliance review of its outsourcing contracts. A&L Goodbody has also advised government agency Enterprise Ireland and Liberty Insurance on aspects of GDPR compliance, such as data processing agreements, internal policies and training.