Brian Johnston

Senior Associate

Brian is a Senior Associate on the firm’s Privacy and Data Security team. He advises on all aspects of privacy and data protection. He specialises in helping clients to implement global privacy and data transfer programs, including Privacy Shield and Binding Corporate Rules, and to develop and launch new and innovative technologies in Europe. Brian also has particular expertise assisting clients dealing with regulatory investigations and enforcement action.

Prior to joining, Brian gained much of his experience with a leading technology firm in London and in-house at Samsung as its European Data Protection Officer. He also gained valuable experience working in the Irish Data Protection Commission a number of years ago.


  • Data Protection Law
  • Technology Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Regulatory Law
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Areas of Expertise

Technology Law Privacy & Data Security Commercial Contracts & Sourcing

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)

University College Dublin, Master of Laws (Commercial Law) (LLM)