Crossfire

Matheson’s technology and IP law blog

Anne-Marie Bohan

Email: anne-marie.bohan@matheson.com

Anne-Marie Bohan

Anne-Marie Bohan is a partner in both the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group and the FinTech Group at Matheson. As well as advising clients on the establishment and operation of investment funds, Anne-Marie has extensive experience in outsourcing and managed service contracts, technology contracts and data protection, with specific focus on the requirements of financial institutions and service providers in these areas. Anne-Marie has advised on significant number of complex financial services, fund administration and IT outsourcings and off-shorings. She has lectured on IT, data protection and financial services in the Law Society of Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and more broadly. She is author of the Ireland chapter in Outsourcing Contracts – a Practical Guide (Lewis, Fourth Ed, 2012) and is co-author of the Irish chapter in PLC’s Outsourcing Guide and of the Irish chapter in Getting the Deal Through’s Data Protection Guide. Visit the Matheson website to read Ann-Marie Bohan’s full website bio.

Recent Articles

The Microsoft Warrant Case: Not Just an Irish Issue

October 7th, 2014

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The District Court for the Southern District of New York has decided that Microsoft Corporation must, pursuant to a warrant, produce to US authorities, content and non-content data relating to an e-mail account (including private emails) of a customer held on a Microsoft server in Ireland. The decision raises significant issues for cloud providers, technology companies, privacy advocates, data protection regulators and governments, not only in Ireland but across the world. The court case has been ongoing since December 2013…. Read more…

EU Data Regulators upping the ante on Search Engines

September 26th, 2014

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In a letter, dated 23 September 2014, to Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google, data and privacy regulators from countries across the European Union (“EU”) (the “Regulators”) have requested that Google revises its privacy policies in order to make them easier to find and understand. The Regulators have requested that Google makes available exhaustive lists of what data it holds and processes, in order to comply with EU law. Google received the package of recommendations from the Article 29… Read more…

Busted! European Commission Tackles ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Myths

September 26th, 2014

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The European Commission has published a ‘myth-busting’ factsheet to ensure that the public debate surrounding the “right to be forgotten” is based on the facts. The “right to be forgotten” has generated much debate on the accessibility of personal information legally available online. Neither the “right to be forgotten” nor “the right to information” are actually a legal right, thereby complicating the debate before it can begin. The right stems from the decision of the Court of Justice of the… Read more…

Public consultation on Consumer Rights Bill commences

September 15th, 2014

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At the time of initiation of what is now the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation indicated that a Consumer Rights Bill (the “Bill”) would be brought forward in 2015 to incorporate the European Union (Consumer Information, Cancellation and Other Rights) Regulations 2013. The proposed legislation will be the most important reform in this area of consumer law in recent decades. The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (the “Department”) has now commenced… Read more…

German Court Ruling on Facebook’s Personal Data Gives Legal Certainty to Irish Data Controllers

September 12th, 2014

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An order issued by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein (“ULD”), against the administrator of a Facebook Page, has been overruled by a German appeals court. The court has ruled that Facebook, as data controllers, are legally responsible for the personal data of visitors to a Facebook Page. The Higher Administrative Court of Schleswig-Holstein ruled yesterday that businesses who create and administer Facebook Pages, to connect with clients, customers and potential customers, have… Read more…