Sean McElligott heads the data privacy and technology group at Philip Lee in Dublin. The group, which consists of four partners, four associates and one consultant, focuses on GDPR compliance, privacy impact assessments and data outsourcing in addition to IT projects that involve personal data. The firm has assisted both private and public sector companies across pharmaceutical, technology and media sectors with establishing privacy policies and how to appropriately collect and store personal information.
The group advises regulatory bodies such as Ireland’s Data Protection Commission and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office on data protection compliance and enforcement. It has also assisted pharmaceutical companies in establishing patient databases and advised companies that collect personal information through apps and social media accounts.