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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

Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” European Tour

September 11th, 2014

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Google is embarking on a seven meeting European tour, which began on Tuesday in Madrid, to discuss the future of Internet privacy. Google is debating the balance between privacy and the free flow of information on the internet in light of the application of the “right to be forgotten”. In a previous blog, we have discussed the opinion of Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the “right to be forgotten”, in Google Spain v… Read more…

New Irish Data Protection Commissioner

September 11th, 2014

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The Irish Government has announced the appointment of Helen Dixon as the new Irish Data Protection Commissioner. Ms Dixon, was appointed Registrar of Companies in December 2009 having previously held senior management positions in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, succeeds Billy Hawkes. To coincide with Data Protection Day 2014, Matheson hosted a breakfast seminar in January on the latest developments in data protection law. The former Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes spoke at the gathering of Ireland’s… Read more…

Companies Run Hadoop Data Via the Cloud

August 22nd, 2014

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Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storage and large-scale processing of business data. The software breaks data into a workable size that programmers can then structure, organise, study or visualize. Prominent users of Hadoop software include Google, Facebook and Yahoo!. Research undertaken by Allied Market Research suggests that the market for using Hadoop in the cloud (“Hadoop as a Service”) is projected to grow to $16.1 billion by 2020. Allied Market Research’s report defines Hadoop as a Service… Read more…

1% of Cloud Providers meet latest EU Data Protection Requirements

August 22nd, 2014

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A survey undertaken by security provider Skyhigh Networks, a Cupertino, California based company, on the 7,000 cloud companies in its network, has revealed that only 1% of cloud providers would comply with all aspects of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). “It’s staggering how few cloud providers are prepared for the new EU regulations,” EMEA director at Skyhigh Networks Charlie Howe said in a statement. “Fortunately, there’s still time for providers to get into shape. This means addressing… Read more…

Google favour HTTPS Encrypted Websites in Web Search Rankings

August 7th, 2014

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Google has begun favouring HTTPS encrypted websites over the past few months by increasing the ranking algorithm to web pages that are encrypted with the technology. Google believes the move will encourage website owners and developers to adopt HTTPS in order to increase the layers of protection on their websites. “We hope to see more websites using HTTPS in the future,” Google said in a blog post, referring to the protocol for securing communications over digital networks. The use of… Read more…