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Andreas Carney


Andreas Carney

Andreas Carney is a partner in our Information Technology and Commercial Contracts Group and a member of our Data Protection and Privacy Group at Matheson. His expertise covers the full spectrum of technology law including software and systems development and implementation, cloud solutions, social media, digital content, e-commerce and online consumer matters. On the wider commercial contracts side, Andreas has advised extensively on a variety of services arrangements, from outsourcing to managed services to general service contracts, on both the vendor and customer sides, and regularly deals with agency, distribution and sales arrangements for B2B and B2C. He also has considerable practice experience in advising on data protection compliance and practical implementation. Andreas regularly presents on technology and contract law, data protection and related matters. He is a contributing author to publications on data protection and agency and distribution law. Visit the Matheson website to read Andreas Carney’s full website bio.

Recent Articles

European Commission Adopts Privacy Shield

July 14th, 2016


On 12 July 2016, the European Commission (the “Commission”) formally adopted the ‘Privacy Shield’ framework for transatlantic data transfers from the EU to the US.  The Commission’s decision followed an approval by Member States on 8 July 2016. Privacy Shield replaces the ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement which was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) in the Schrems decision last year.  The relative speed with which the Privacy Shield has been finalised demonstrates the importance of… Read more…

The EU and US agree on new arrangement for trans-Atlantic data flows

February 2nd, 2016


  On 2 February, the European Commission announced that it had reached political agreement with the United States on a new framework for trans-Atlantic data  transfers, following the invalidation of Safe Harbour by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) in the Schrems case in October 2015. The framework agreement, rebranded the “EU-US Privacy Shield”, was concluded between the EU and US through an “exchange of letters”, and has been approved  by the College of Commissioners.  The… Read more…

Agreement reached on new Data Protection Regulation

December 17th, 2015


On 15 December 2015, trilogue negotiations between the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council concluded with agreement being reached on the new General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Agreement was also reached on a new data protection directive for the police and criminal justice sector (the “Directive”). The new package was first proposed in January 2012 and negotiations have been ongoing since. The GDPR aims to strengthen protection of fundamental data protection rights across the EU as… Read more…

Scoping Data Subject Access Requests

October 1st, 2013


We have seen a substantial increase in the number of data subject access requests that our clients are receiving.  If you are not familiar with such requests, they represent the exercise of a key right under the Data Protection Acts which is for an individual to ask a data controller what personal data the controller holds about the individual and to obtain a copy of that data. Data access requests are usually submitted in the broadest terms by individuals asking… Read more…