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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

EU parliament endorses LIBE draft of EU Data Protection Regulation

March 13th, 2014

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MEPs yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) draft of the new EU data protection regulation, which is a radical and comprehensive overhaul of the dated EU data protection framework. We summarised the main points in a previous post. The reform now has the strong support of both the EU Parliament and the EU Commission which comprise two thirds of the EU legislature. However, the regulation’s real test is in the EU… Read more…

EU body publishes report on Cloud Standards Coordination in Europe

March 11th, 2014

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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which was tasked by the European Commission to help identify standardised cloud computing standards in Europe, has published a report that maps out the cloud standard landscape in Europe and suggests recommendations for the industry. ETSI’s mission was to “cut through the jungle of standards”, but this 59-page report does not make adhering to cloud computing standards an easy task for any organisation intending to offer cloud services. The report suggests that this area… Read more…

US Federal Trade Commission boosts Safe Harbor Enforcement

February 20th, 2014

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In a move clearly designed to address some of the concerns of the EU Commission over the US-EU Safe Harbor Agreement, the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on 21 January 2014 it reached settlements with 12 US entities that falsely claimed to comply with Safe Harbor. On 11 February 2014, a further settlement announcement was made. As we noted in a previous post, the EU Commission officially called on US authorities in November 2013 to improve the way Safe… Read more…

UK Court of Appeal gives leave to appeal on whether lien can be held on electronic data

February 17th, 2014

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Your Response Limited v Datateam Business Media Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1468  In a decision that will be of interest to IT service providers, and particularly those in the cloud industry,  the UK Court of Appeal has given leave to appeal on the question of whether a lien can be held over managed electronic data. Generally, liens allow creditors to hold tangible property in their possession until a debt is paid. Arden LJ noted that there is no authority which… Read more…

EU Commission calls on US to remedy concerns with Safe Harbor

February 17th, 2014

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As part of a comprehensive review of EU-US data transfer agreements, the EU Commission released a paper on the Functioning of the Safe Harbor from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU on 27 November 2013. Safe Harbor is a method by which personal data may be transferred from EU Member States to organisations in the US despite differing data protection standards. US organisations must self-certify with the US Department of Commerce that they are compliant… Read more…