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

EU Commission calls for trust in EU-US data flows to be restored

February 10th, 2014

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The EU Commission has published a communication on “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” as part of a wide review of the data transfer relationship across the Atlantic. It will likely come as no surprise that the revelation of large-scale US spying on electronic data has drawn a sharply negative response from the Commission. In fact, it is quite blunt in its criticism, saying that “mass surveillance of private communication, be it of citizens, enterprises or political leaders, is unacceptable.”… Read more…

Data collection: public interest V personal privacy

February 10th, 2014

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As our lives move increasingly online, more and more people are realising how relevant data protection is to them. January 28, has been designated by the Council of Europe as Data Protection Day, to “give citizens an opportunity to understand what kind of data about them is collected and processed, why this is done, and what rights they have. It is also an opportunity for them to become more aware of the inherent risks associated with the unlawful use or… Read more…

Matheson hosts the second Data Protection Day Seminar

January 29th, 2014

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The law on data protection is changing rapidly and is becoming ever more relevant to Irish citizens and businesses. The Council of Europe has designated January 28, as Data Protection Day to “give citizens an opportunity to understand what kind of data about them is collected and processed, why this is done, and what rights they have.” To coincide with Data Protection Day, Matheson hosted a breakfast seminar on the latest developments in data protection law. Irish Data Protection Commissioner… Read more…

CJEU finds that fees can be charged for data subject access requests, as long as they’re not excessive

January 24th, 2014

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As we noted in a previous post, data subject access requests can often be an onerous burden on any organisation that receives them, as they must produce a significant volume of documents containing the personal data of the person making the request. It can be a lengthy and costly exercise. On 12 December 2013, the CJEU clarified an ambiguity in certain language versions (including English) of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC as to whether a data controller is entitled to… Read more…

Ireland named as “best country for business” by Forbes

December 5th, 2013

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Great news! Ireland has grabbed the top spot in the Forbes listing of the “best countries for business 2013”. Forbes measures countries using 11 different factors such as investor protection, tax burden and red tape and found that Ireland was the only one to rank in the top 15% of each. The article notes that Ireland’s well-educated, flexible and English-speaking workforce and accommodating tax system were the main draws for international investors. This news comes at an exciting time for… Read more…