Author: Simon McGarr

Simon McGarr is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading experts in Data Protection. A practising solicitor in Dublin, he is Data Compliance Europe's chief consultant, coupling a deep understanding of data protection with unparalleled experience in EU privacy law.

GDPR and the Impact of Brexit

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DCE’s Simon McGarr joins Amy Cadagin, Executive Director of M3AAWG (Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group) in his role as M3AAWG Senior Advisor. In this interview, they discuss the intersection of Brexit and Schrems II, a case decision rendering the EU-US Privacy Shield framework inadequate. With the Brexit transition now ended, Simon outlines how …

DCE Client Moodle Wins Outstanding #1 Position for Data Compliance

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Data Compliance Europe client Moodle has scored top of the table in a comparison of data protection issues across different online services in a recent independent expert report. Emergency Remote Teaching: a study of copyright and data protection policies of popular online services (Part II) looked at popular platforms Discord, G-Suite for Education, Jitsi Meet, …

Key GDPR Statistics: 2019

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Last year, The European Data Protection Board, which oversees the data protection authorities of individual EU countries, published its first infographic, showcasing some of the key data since GDPR came into effect. The data shows that there were approximately twice as many complaints initiated on the basis of complaints from individuals as there were investigations …