Mr Colin Rooney > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380
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Colin is a Partner in the Technology Group. He advises on data protection and privacy, information technology, outsourcing, cloud computing and e-business matters.

Colin has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on information management issues, with his data protection and information technology practice covering all aspects of data processing across all industry sectors. His practice also has a strong emphasis on commercial IT agreements. Colin is a frequent speaker on data protection and freedom of information topics, including at the Data Protection Leadership Forum, which the Group launched in 2019. He is also a frequent contributor to various legal journals on the above-mentioned topics.


Admitted as a solicitor in 2005.


BA (Mod), 1998, Trinity College, Dublin; HDip Information Technology, 1999, National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Diploma in Legal Studies, 2000, Dublin Institute of Technology, and LLM in Computer and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Colin RooneyArthur Cox

The ‘responsive and technically strongArthur Cox has expertise across a wide range of data protection matters, including advising on cross-border data projects, data breaches and subject access requests. The team acts for leading Irish plcs and corporates, both in the technology sector and in other areas such as retail, energy and transport, and for state bodies and educational institutions. It also has experience handling investigations and enforcement actions initiated by the Data Protection Commission. The ‘standoutRob Corbet heads the practice; ‘leading expertColin Rooney advises on major data breaches; and newly promoted partner Olivia Mullooly has extensive experience in GDPR compliance projects.

Ireland > Information technology

The ‘technically strong‘ team at Arthur Cox advises leading domestic and international technology and financial services companies and public bodies on contentious and non-contentious matters in the technology sector. Key areas of expertise include contracts, such as IT procurements and outsourcings; transactions such as fundraisings and joint ventures; technology sector disputes; and data protection. Practice head Rob Corbet has expertise in innovative technology, while other key contacts include the ‘excellentColin Rooney, who advises on IT agreements and disputes, and Pearse Ryan, who specialises in outsourcing and projects.