About Cynthia O’Donoghue

Cynthia O’Donoghue leads the international information technology, privacy and data security team and is a partner in the IP, information and innovation group. She specialises in technology, data, cyber and commercial law. She advises on IT and business process outsourcing, application development and management, software and content licensing, apps and smart technology, e-commerce, including hosting and content management, cloud computing and systems integration, FinTech, mHealth and social media. She also advises on IT and business processing outsourcing, including human resources, eProcurement, finance and accounting, manufacturing and facilities management BPOs. Her data protection and cyber security practice involves advising on both worldwide and European data protection laws, particularly data use through technology innovation and development. Cynthia advises on all aspects of data protection including global strategy and compliance, privacy impact assessments, privacy by design, Big Data and data monetisation, international data transfers including binding corporate rules and APEC cross-border transfers, and record retention and deletion. Her cyber security practice covers system infrastructure and network security, governance including advising boards, administrative/organisational security, advice on forensic investigations and remediation, as well as security standards and regulatory requirements. She also advises on EU/US cross-border litigation and investigative disclosure projects and has provided advice to clients on how to structure such projects to comply with both US disclosure rules and the EU Data Protection Directive. She has also successfully represented numerous clients in investigations by several of the European national data protection authorities, each resolved without further action. Cynthia advises clients in various sectors including: technology, media, entertainment and telecommunications, travel and leisure, retail and healthcare/life sciences.

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