DATA PROTECTION, PRIVACY AND CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANTS

Your go-to consultancy for data protection, privacy and cyber security compliance help.

You focus on building your organisation, while the diverse, uniquely skilled ProPrivacy team of consultants takes care of your organisation’s data protection, privacy and cyber security compliance requirements.

Not just a client, but a partner for life.

Our clients will tell you that, long after a job is finished, we are there to support them.  Whether we’re working with the compliance team in a large third-level educational institution, a specialist medical research team, or a software provider to law firms and credit unions, we bring our  technically-backed legal skills to the table for your benefit.  Besides helping our clients secure millions of Euro in contracts (fact!), we’ve been told that we change lives.  How so?  Simply, by speaking the right language and calmly removing stress from your circumstances.

Data compliance is our business.

We take care of your organisation’s data protection, privacy and cyber security data compliance needs. Rather than burdening your staff with data compliance tasks, we work with you to build data compliance-focused processes that evolve as your organisation grows. Whether you’re a hands on business owner, startup, software developer, or a corporate, ProPrivacy provides you with the compliance solution you need. 

You do your business. We'll do ours.

You lean on our experience, backed by technologies that make your data compliance processes simpler. With a data compliance specialist, business support service, and technical teams on your side, your organisation reaps the benefits of not just another technical or legal services provider, but a data compliance service provider that’s focused on ensuring you don’t get tangled up in bureaucratic red tape.

Meet the ProPrivacy Data Compliance Team

Philipa Jane Farley

Philipa Jane Farley

Director: Data Compliance Specialist

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence Programming and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, Philipa Jane is a highly qualified, and deeply experienced, business compliance advisor. Trained in Constitutional Rights Litigation, and having worked across a variety of sectors and industries, including education, Philipa Jane’s focus rests on ensuring regulatory compliance and online security is implemented whilst remaining mindful of the impact on the humans involved.

Working with organisations from big to small, Philipa Jane implements Compliance by Design processes that ensure your organisation not only stays compliant with the appropriate legislation today, but that it’s future-proofed for any eventuality too. By managing your organisation’s risk level, and ensuring your data compliance processes are legislatively compliant, Philipa Jane helps you steer clear of disaster, so you can focus on building your business.

Graeme Farley

Graeme Farley

Director: Operations and Project Management

Graeme is an experienced project manager overseeing software tools development projects for ProPrivacy.  Graeme has assisted with Serity, our GDPR compliance guide, since inception.  Graeme has worked across a variety of sectors and industries, managing complex projects involving large groups of people.  His usual focus is conservation and the outdoors, but we have convinced him that promoting the right to privacy and data protection is a worthy enough cause to sit behind a desk for a few hours a week.  He makes up for this by being involved in various activities such as puppy raising for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Susan Pletts

Susan Pletts

Business Development and Support

Susan is an experienced business development and support officer for ProPrivacy.  Susan is on the front lines, spreading the word on proactive data compliance and the handy tools we have to help you.  Susan assists with plain language document drafting, particularly contracts, policies and procedures.  When not convincing people to use Serity to make their data protection and cyber compliance easier, Susan can be found out walking her magnificent collie, Harry (officially licenced as Barbra Harry Buster Lord Of The Manor Pletts The Third Otherwise Known as ‘Face’).

David Pletts

David Pletts

African Continent Client Relationship Management

David is our African business liaison, dealing with partners in South Africa and Kenya who have an interest in data protection and privacy related tools and services.  David manages business development in Africa, negotiations, our distribution relationships, contractual matters and day-to-day concerns as they arise.

We personally support the following great causes:

Head of Content & Copywriting: Cath Jenkin

As a communications consultant and freelance writer, Cath has helped more than 100 brands, businesses, and people, find the right words to tell their important stories. Cath points her cursor and bashes her keyboard to create useful, reliable content for people who want to learn more about blockchain technologies, finance, property, online safety & information security.

Head of Marketing & Social: Jacinta Dempsey

thesocialnetwork.ie works alongside businesses supporting with digital marketing consultancy, training, design and management. Working closely with brands they help people find their voice through design and social media. Jacinta loves nothing more than researching a sector so she can create a digital marketing strategy for organic and CPC campaigns.

Associate Consultants

Our core team operations are supplemented by associate consultants brought in on an ‘as needed’ basis.  We provide outsourced Data Protection Officer services. Similarly, our data protection, privacy, and cyber security services are expanded through the close relationships we enjoy with our associates.

Claude Saulnier
DPIA & Data Programme

Stuart Anderson
Outsourced DPO


Are you concerned about your GDPR data protection compliance obligations? We offer you Bizoneo™.

Bizoneo™ is designed to ease the collaboration within the organisation and external service providers when implementing and managing a data compliance programme.

Implementing Bizoneo™ means that data protection becomes business as usual, from the minute your organisation starts using it.

A personal note from Philipa…

My husband, whose family is Irish, and I made the decision to relocate to Ireland from South Africa in 2017 with our family. We have enjoyed a warm welcome from new friends and the community where we have settled and we couldn’t be happier. To answer the usual questions:

 

Where are we from in South Africa?

I grew up on the North Coast, but while I was at law school at the University of Cape Town, my parents sold our sugar cane farm and moved to the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal near the Drakensberg mountains. That would be pretty much in the middle of the country. We lived on a smaller farm with timber, poultry, horses, and a few dairy cows.

 

Do we miss the weather?

The weather is not very different as we had more rain annually in non-drought years, but it is much more damp here in Cork. We don’t really miss the heat and sun but, perhaps we will in a few years.

 

What about the accent?

We were surrounded by so many different nationalities and accents, understanding another accent is no worry. (Even if you’re from Derry!)

 

Will we learn Irish?

Learning Irish is a challenge that the smallest child is winning so far.

 

Do we miss the food?

We do miss biltong, but if you ask us to bring South African food somewhere you’ll most likely get a milk tart or bobotie as biltong is possibly an acquired taste/texture.