Title: Data Protection and Privacy


Aisling Duffy



Aisling Duffy

Firm: Shoosmiths
Address:Waterfront House
35 Station Street
Nottingham NG2 3DQ
Phone:44 (0)115 906 5089
Fax:+44 8700 86 5001
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Local Time:Mon. 01:09
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Aisling is an experienced lawyer advising clients on all matters relating to data including data protection, privacy law, freedom of information and data security.

Recent work handled by Aisling includes advising:

  • a global leader in the catering and facilities management sector on their data protection issues. This included a multi-site audit of the entire UK business and advising on remedial compliance measures, subject access requests, trans-border data flows and FoIA advice in relation to information provided in tender responses to public sector clients;

  • various clients on handling subject access requests made by customers and ex-employees, including identifying relevant data and advising on exemptions;

  • clients in dealing with requests for information made under the FoIA and in particular, the application of the exemptions from disclosure set out in FoIA;

  • clients in relation to the collection and use of personal data for marketing and other purposes including the drafting of tailored fair processing notices for use both online and on paper forms;

  • a number of large UK corporations on handling data security breaches arising from incidents such as lost laptops and rogue employees. Advising on whether notification to the Information Commissioner and/or affected individuals is required and assisting with the implementation of notifications and with remedial measures to prevent future breaches;

  • various clients in relation to transborder data flows and in relation to the sale and purchase of customer databases;

  • on the terms of use, terms of sale, privacy and cookies policies for numerous retailers;

  • on the data protection elements of corporate transactions;

  • on “Cookies” Directive compliance including extended notices and consents.

Aisling is a member of the Data Protection Forum. She subscribes to various data protection and privacy subscriptions and has authored articles for publication on the firm’s website and in third party publications.

Aisling also regularly delivers bespoke training workshops for clients and has written training modules and a data protection e-learning tool.

Aisling joined Shoosmiths in 2007.



Areas of Practice


  • Commercial contracts
  • Data protection




LLB in Common and Civil Law with French at Queens University, Belfast 2:1. - Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, Commendation
LLB in Common and Civil Law with French at Queens University, Belfast 2:1. - Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, Commendation