GDPR is now in force

What is the GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation

The New Law on Data Protection

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. In force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal, it will be directly applicable in all members states two years after this date. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 - at which time those organisations in non-compliance may face the newly applicable heavy fines.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy. The new law poses a real challenge for organisations across Europe and beyond!

How can we help?

Why Comply?

It's the Law May 2018 deadline
Reputation Protect your Brand, breaches are publicised
Penalties The higher of 4% GROSS Turnover or €20m

Who are Datatrails?

Professional, Affordable, Reassuring!

Datatrails constitutes a group of highly qualified Data Professionals who are eager to guide you through the challenges faced by the GDPR Legislation. We aim to not only provide you with the reassurance that you are ready, but also reduce the likelihood of a data breach.

If you are an organisation who is concerned about your current state of compliance we would like to hear from you. We will work with you in order to profile your organisation and highlight the possible data protection gaps. Furthermore, we will map out and assist in the implementation of our recommendations where required.

Organise your initial consultation today!

Readiness Assessment We will verify how ready you are!
Policies and Procedures Design unique documentation
Data Protection Officer Outsourced Data Protection Officer
Consulting General Data Protection consulting

Contact Us

We look forward to speaking with you!

To organise a confidential review please contact:

Carmel Mulligan FCCA : +353 86 249 0093,

Michelle Hourican FCCA MSc : +353 87 225 0375,
+353 86 249 0093

Privacy Statement.

This privacy statement explains the kinds of information we may obtain from or about you as a visitor to our website or as a user of our services; how we may use that information (together with information provided offline or via other means); and who we may share that information with.
Each time you access, browse and/or use our website you agree to the following terms. If you do not agree you must cease to use our website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites.

General Statement.
Datatrails respects your right to privacy and we are committed to complying with applicable data protection and privacy law.
We will only collect personal information about you with your awareness and as described in this policy. Any personal information which you provide to us and/or which we obtain about you, will be kept secure and confidential using appropriate technical measures. We may combine personal information that we collect via one method (for example, our website) with personal information that we collect via another method (for example, your offline interactions with us).

Collection and Use of Your Personal Information.
We may collect and process the following data through our website (and combine this with data provided offline through your interactions with us):
Datatrails uses cookies or similar technologies on our website. To find out more see our Cookie Policy below. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. You can opt out at any time by visiting
Any information provided by or about you through our website including comment boxes, forms, links, website usage or any other means.
If any person contacts us via phone, email, post, surveys, through our website or otherwise, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Where you purchase any products or services from us, we collect your data in relation to that product or service as set out in this policy and our contract with you for that product or service.
You agree that any data you provide to us will be true, complete and accurate in all respects and you agree to notify us immediately of any changes to it. We will only collect personal information from or about you which is necessary to:

  • Provide this website to you
  • Provide Data Protection consultancy services to you
  • Set up and administer your account as a customer with us;
  • Contact you for direct marketing purposes, subject to restrictions under the relevant laws, including the right to opt out of such marketing;
  • Provide you with information relating to our services and to Data Protection generally

Retention of data
We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and to provide you with services, to conduct our legitimate business interests or where otherwise required by law.

Disclosure of data
Your personal information may also be processed by other organisations on our behalf for the purposes outlined above. We may disclose your information to partners, associates, agents or subcontractors and to possible successors to our business. Some of these parties may reside outside the European Economic Area (which currently comprises the Member states of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). If we do this, your information be treated to the same standards adopted in Ireland. We may also disclose your information for the prevention and detection of crime and to protect the interests of Datatrails or others or if required to do so by law or other binding request.

User Rights and access to your personal information
Under Data Protection Law you have the right to access, erase or correct information held about you in certain circumstances, and to have some of that data (if held by Datatrails) provided to you in a portable form. You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you. We will endeavour to comply with such requests within one month, but where any such request is unusually onerous, we may extend that time by a further two months. In fulfilling such a request, we may request a copy of ID to confirm your identity. To make such a request, please write by sending an email to

Where you, as a Data Controller, engage the services of Datatrails, we will act as Data Processors on your behalf. In doing so, we will:
Only process personal data under the Contract in accordance with your reasonable written instructions and in accordance with applicable Data Protection Legislation
Adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures against accidental disclosure, loss or destruction of personal data;
Inform you promptly in the event of unauthorised disclosure, loss or destruction of any personal data processed on your behalf
Refer to you any requests, notices or other communication from data subjects, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner or any other law enforcement agency relating to personal data processed on your behalf

Ensure that all Datatrails personnel processing personal data are under an obligation of confidentiality; and Make available reasonable information necessary to demonstrate compliance with our Data Protection Obligations. Make available such information and assistance as are reasonably necessary to you to comply with your obligations to respond to requests for exercising the data subject’s rights, to report personal data breaches and to conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments and Prior Consultation with Data Protection Authorities.
Comply with our obligations to you in respect of sub-processing and Third Country Transfers. Delete or return all personal data processed on your behalf, upon the termination of any services provided by us to you.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name   Expiration Time Description
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PHPSESSID When browsing session ends    Used to store a simple message or information on a differenet page or popup. No personal information is stored in this cookie