Colin Rooney


Colin is a Partner in the Technology and Innovation Group. He advises on data protection and privacy, information technology, outsourcing, cloud computing, intellectual property and e-business matters.

Colin has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on commercial IT agreements. His practice also has a strong emphasis on information management issues, with his data protection and information technology practice covering all aspects of data processing across all industry sectors.

Colin is a frequent speaker on data protection and freedom of information topics, including at the annual Privacy & Data Protection Conference which the firm sponsors. He is also a frequent contributor to various legal journals on the above-mentioned topics.

Read Colin Rooney’s expert review of Ireland for Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security.


  • LL.M in Computer and Communications Law, 2011, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Diploma in Legal Studies, 2000, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • H.Dip Information Technology, 1999, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • BA, 1998, Trinity College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2005
  • Member of the editorial board for Data Protection Ireland journal
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Society of Ireland