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Colin is a Partner in the Technology and Innovation 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.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising an autonomous car part supplier on data and contractual matters
  • Advising an international educational platform on data and contractual matters
  • Advising a leading telecommunications company on data protection compliance
  • Advising a retailer on a range of information technology and intellectual property matters (including several matters of a contentious nature)
  • Advising a bank on an IT sourcing and a software dispute
  • Advising a leading supplier of database software on a range of contractual and intellectual property matters, including several matters of a contentious nature (ongoing over the last ten years)
  • Advising an Irish regulator on information technology support matters
  • Advising an existing client on a protracted IT dispute with a leading IT supplier and negotiation of the settlement of this dispute


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Dublin 2
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  • 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

Colin Rooney is praised for his ability to “navigate the issues around regulatory interactions.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Colin Rooney is “calm under fire.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Colin Rooney “provides carefully considered advice, which acknowledges the commercial context in which companies operate.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

“Colin Rooney is a leading expert in his field and has quickly adapted his knowledge and expertise to support us in a very new and unique business area in Ireland. He is solution oriented without ever compromising on the quality of his advice.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020