Current Data Protection Risks Facing Companies 

In conjunction with our Data Protection and Information Security working group, ACOI conducted a survey of members seeking their views surrounding Ireland’s data protection landscape for 2021. 

76% of our members stated that Irish businesses have experienced growing uncertainty across the data protection spectrum over the last 12 months with no signs of this abating. Respondents cited uncertainty as a result of Brexit (32%); an increase in remote working (26%) and the impact of the Schrems II ruling (23%) as the primary drivers behind heightened threats to data protection and mounting challenges for organisations in ensuring compliance.

The results of the survey have received coverage in print media, radio and more detailed coverage, together with commentary from our CEO Michael Kavanagh, can be found in various online media outlets.


Sunday Independent - 31st January 2021

The Echo - 1st February 2021