Data Working Group

We are in a digital age, constantly using data driven services to make decisions, enhance social engagements, monitor our health, or simply grab a taxi. Data protection and security in this age is paramount. The pace of change in the digital sector has been rapid. It is understandable that we are playing legislative catch up.  

Economies and societies that understand the complexity of this balance will reap the rewards. Ireland is well placed to be a global leader in this space and strike that balance. All of the top ten ‘born on the internet’ companies have a substantial presence here and the indigenous digital sector is scaling quickly. We also have an established data protection system. By showing a mature understating of data protection issues, both locally and globally, Ireland can create a new competitive advantage. 

The opportunities in data are vast, as are the challenges. We must ensure Ireland is seen as the primary location where the data rights of consumers will be respected while at the same time supporting innovation. Technology Ireland’s Data Working Group is charged with developing data policy as a new competitive advantage.