James works with organisations to help them solve their data privacy issues, particularly in the areas of the GDPR, e-Privacy laws and online marketing. He has particular experience advising on the relationship between marketing and privacy, including ad tech and analytics technologies, cookies, online profiling, device recognition technologies, and custom audience initiatives.
His clients include major tech corporations and other data driven companies and he regularly represents clients before regulators and in litigation relating to privacy and data security. He has acted as external Data Protection Officer for leading global analytic and ad tech companies, and has also advised clients on large scale multi-jurisdictional security breaches.
Commenting on his appointment, Philip Nolan, Head of Privacy & Data Security at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, said “I am very pleased to announce James’ appointment to the team. His extensive international expertise means he is able to foresee the challenges clients are likely to come up against and then help them navigate and resolve complex data privacy matters.”
James added, “The global pandemic has created new challenges for data-driven organisations, especially in the areas of cyber security. I’m looking forward to working with the Privacy & Data Security Team in Mason Hayes & Curran LLP to help clients stay ahead of any potential issues, and avoid sanctions for non-compliance as well as any potential reputational risks.”
Before joining the firm, James worked with several major London law firms. A graduate of UCD and the University of Cambridge, he also speaks regularly at conferences on data protection and privacy issues.