Cathal Ryan


Cathal Ryan is an Assistant Commissioner with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Ireland. A qualified lawyer with significant commercial and regulatory experience Cathal heads up the Office’s Public Sector and Health Consultation Section. This Section is responsible for overseeing the Office’s function of proactively providing data protection awareness and best practice guidance to all public sector and health bodies to ensure their activities are carried out in compliance with data protection law.

Cathal is also a member of the Article 29 Working Party Group and regularly contributes to published opinions in respect of data privacy and processing of personal data. His current areas of involvement include Data Protection Impact Assessments and Codes of Conduct under GDPR.