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Data Protection / Freedom of Information Solicitor

REFERENCE NUMBER: GCDATAPROTFOISOLCc

LOCATION: Dublin North

Data Protection / Freedom of Information Solicitor

Location: Dublin North

Salary: €Neg

Our client, one of Ireland’s leading law firms has an immediate vacancy for a Data Protection / Freedom of Information Solicitor to join their Data Protection and FOI Team on a permanent basis to provide services to both public and private sector entities.

The role will involve:

Data Protection

  • Advising clients on the implementation of the GDPR including drafting/reviewing data protection and data retention policies, drafting and negotiating data processing agreements, advising in respect of data breaches, cross-border processing and handling data access requests;
  • Advising Data Protection Officers;
  • Providing tailored training to clients;
  • Conducting GDPR Readiness Assessments/Audits;

FOI

  • Reviewing /drafting decisions for decision makers and internal reviewers in client organisations;
  • Drafting submissions to the Office of the Information Commissioner on behalf of clients;
  • Reviewing drafting FOI policies and procedures;
  • Providing tailored training to clients;
  • Other ad hoc activities as required.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with strong ambitions to assist in developing the firms Data Protection / Freedom of Information practice.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A qualified solicitor preferably in the area of data protection and FOI or in a compliance role with data protection responsibilities.
  • Strong business development and networking skills.
  • Ability to foster trusted relationships with our clients.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • A good work ethic with a positive can do attitude and approach to work.

If you are interested in this role or know someone who might be suitable, please contact Gavin Croghan at 01-6797766 or gavin@firstaff.ie

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Consultant for this Job:

Gavin Croghan

Senior Consultant