Dublin Data Sec 2018

9th April 2018, RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

Speaker Profile: Mary Colhoun

Director of Data Protection in eir


Mary Colhoun is the Director of Data Protection in eir. She is a qualified lawyer with a Master Degree in Commercial Laws (LL.M) from UCD. 

She is a Certified Data Protection Officer, chair of the Telecommunication & Internet Federation’s Working Group on Data Protection and vice-chair of the European trade association ETIS’s Data Privacy Task Force.

Mary has extensive in-house privacy and data protection experience and her previous roles include Privacy Senior Counsel (EMEA) for Yahoo and Privacy Officer for Rabobank in Ireland (ACC Bank, Rabodirect and Rabobank Ireland). 

She advises internal clients on all aspects of privacy and data protection including operationalizing the new European General Data Protection Regulation, working with regulators including the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Government agencies, and dealing with audits, security breaches, direct marketing campaigns, data access requests and third party outsourcing arrangements.