NIS Directive – Consultation on Security Measures & Incident Reporting

A consultation paper has issued on security standards and cyber incident reporting by Operators of Essential Services (OES). Closing date for submissions is 20th December. For details CLICK HERE source:

Ed Sibley’s Speech – ACOI 2017 Conference

Fantastic turnout at our 2017 Conference today.  See below link to Ed Sibley's keynote speech, further presentations and photos to follow shortly.

November and December 2017 Events Schedule Available to View Here

[wpfilebase tag=file id=519 tpl='single_list' /] Please note that there are interactive links within the file, so you can click on the event you are interested in attending and it will direct you automatically to your event booking page.

Irish Times Innovation Profile: Michael Daughton, KPMG

"Stitch in time saves nine in corporate cyber security - Companies need to put themselves in attackers’ shoes, says cybercrime expert"  Click here to read KPMG Partner, Michael Daughton's Innovation Profile in today's Irish Times: LINK source:

GDPR – New Guidelines Issued

The Article 29 Working Party has published new guidelines on profiling and breach reporting and further guidelines on data protection impact assessments and determining whether processing is "likely to result in a high risk" for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679. Copies of all guidelines can be found here (

NIS Directive – Update

The DP & Technology WG understands that a press release and consultation paper will issue w/c 23rd October from the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) on the Network Information Security (NIS) Directive.  ACOI will post these here for the information of members when issued.

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Ed Sibley Speech

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Ed Sibley (our key note speaker at our upcoming conference on Friday 10th November) makes his first major speech since his appointment. Please click here for Ed Sibley’s speech on the prudential priorities for the financial services sector in Ireland.  Ed will be…

GDPR – Data Protection Commissioner urges businesses to get ready

The following article by Ruth Wildgust appeared in the Sunday Business Post's special 2 page report on GDPR.  Please see below for the full article. Oct 8, 2017 Companies, public bodies and other organisations across Ireland are preparing for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation next May With…

Leading the way on Ireland’s GDPR preparation

The ACOI appeared in the Sunday Business Post's special 2 page report on GDPR.  Please see below for the full article. With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force across the EU next May, Irish companies must take steps to ensure compliance or else face hefty fines. The Association…

Data Protection: Privacy Shield Update

Irish High Court grants the Data Protection Commissioner its CJEU referral in DPC v Facebook Ireland and Maximilian Schrems The Commissioner welcomes the High Court’s judgement and its decision to refer a number of questions to the CJEU, as requested by the Commissioner. Click here to read full news item…

ESAs provide guidance to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering in electronic fund transfers

The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today guidelines to prevent the abuse of funds transfers for terrorist financing and money laundering purposes. These guidelines are part of the ESAs' wider work on fostering a consistent approach to Anti-Money Laundering and…

ODPC: Call for submissions on issues of Transparency and International Data Transfers under GDPR

The DPC’s consultation will run from Wednesday 6 September 2017 until Friday 13 October 2017 Ahead of the Fablab, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is conducting an online consultation on the topics of transparency and international data transfers under the GDPR. For full details please log on to ODPC…