What Is GDPR

What Is GDPR

“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.”   Richard Clarke, White House Cybersecurity Advisor     What is GDPR? GDPR came into force on the 25th of May 2018 and was drafted in response to calls for reform of existing Data Protection Laws having been proposed by the … Continued

Conor McLaughlin & Associates are now a paperless firm

Conor McLaughlin And Associates are a paperless firm

Paper cut: A tree’s final moment of revenge! Anonymous   Background It was reported in the United States of America in 2008 that a typical Lawyer uses between 20,000 to 100,000 sheets of paper a year. In lay man’s terms 100,000 sheets of paper equate to twelve 13-Metre-high trees. At the high end these 100,000 sheets … Continued

How to buy auction property in Ireland

How to find an auction property in Ireland? When considering buying a property at Auction you should first decide on the area that you are interested in purchasing. A popular tool to help you decide is www.myhome.ie, where you can decide by county, area, property type and price range.   What items do I need … Continued

Can I claim compensation for a data breach in Ireland?

In short, yes you can. In circumstances where you are of the view that your personal data may have been exposed following a data breach or that personal data has been stored or processed incorrectly, it is important to seek legal advice from our Data Protection Solicitors as soon as possible. Our experienced Data Protection … Continued

Everything you need to know about Deed Poll

Deed Poll: All You Need To Know

Words have meaning and names have Power. WHAT IS A DEED POLL? A deed poll is an official document drawn up and completed by one party used to declare an intention to change one’s legal name. A party may change their name after marriage, they may change the name of a child or to the … Continued

what is a voluntary transfer

A Voluntary Transfer Of Property: What Is Involved

The Manner of Giving is Worth More than the Gift’ – Pierre Corneille It is common in Ireland for parents to gift land to their children during their lifetime. Transactions such as these are completed by means of a voluntary transfer. Money is not given by one party to the other but instead the transfer … Continued

the right of access under gdpr

What is the right of access under GDPR?

“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” Pete Cashmore – CEO of Mashable   You have the right to obtain the following from the data controller (party who holds your personal data) under Art 15 of the GDPR: Is personal data concerning you being processed? Confirmation as to what personal data concerning … Continued

Data protection officer

Does your company need a Data Protection Officer?

“I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.” Edward Snowden – American Activist   WHEN IS A DATA PROTECTION OFFICER REQUIRED? An organisation is required to appoint a designated data protection officer where: … Continued

What is insolvency

What is insolvency? All you need to know

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn – American businessman   WHAT IS INSOLVENCY? Insolvency is a term used for an individual who can no longer meet their financial obligations to their debtors as debts become due. Insolvency can arise from ill health, … Continued

What is bankruptcy

What is bankruptcy? All you need to know

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. Gregory Peck – American Actor   WHAT IS BANKRUPTCY? Bankruptcy is a legal process where an individual is declared unable to pay their Creditors. The property or assets of an individual, who is unable to pay their debts (called a Debtor) are transferred to be sold by a … Continued