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Morgan O'Neill Industry accreditation for Thorntons’ Director

The Director of Data Protection Services at full service law firm Thorntons has recently passed her Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) exam, complimenting her position as a Certified Information Privacy Manager and further strengthening the credentials of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Team.

Thorntons appoints its first non-legal director for fresh data protection focus

Full service law firm Thorntons has appointed Morgan O’Neill as its new Director of Data Protection Services – the first role of its kind at the firm.

Morgan will work within the Intellectual Property, Technology and Media team across Thorntons’ Edinburgh and Dundee offices, and will advise clients across all firm locations, based on her specialised expertise in this sector.

Morgan O'Neill

Director of Data Protection Services within our specialist IP, Technology and Media Team, Morgan has extensive knowledge in the General Data Protection Regulation, UK Data Protection Act 2018 and Privacy Programme Management. She is accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Manager by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

Emily Pepin

Emily is a Solicitor in our specialist Intellectual Property, Technology and Media team. She advises individual, business and public sector clients on a range of intellectual property matters including commercialisation, licensing, data matters and general commercial contracts. Emily also has experience working with start-up and high growth companies, and investors with investment matters.

Managing risk in a post GDPR environment

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 from upcoming events hosted by Thorntons Solicitors.

Liam McMonagle

Dual qualified in Scots and English law

Liam is a highly experienced commercial lawyer whose practice covers corporate and commercial work with a particular focus on the technology, gambling and education sectors. His practice is a mix of advisory work, commercial transactions and dispute resolution.

Liam joined Thorntons in 2010 from Dundas & Wilson (now CMS) having previously worked in London for leading media firm Harbottle & Lewis.

Time running out before new data protection legislation comes into force

Thorntons ensures organisations are informed at free seminar in Dundee
Businesses and public sector organisations have been warned that they will have under a year to ensure they are compliant with new Europe-wide data protection laws.

As part of the European Commission’s attempts to make the continent fit for the digital age, data protection law is undergoing significant reform and on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will become effective in the UK.

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