Helen Dixon

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Data Protection Ireland

Commissioner

Helen Dixon, the Commissioner for Data Protection Ireland, was appointed in September 2014. Responsible for upholding the rights of individuals regarding how data about them is used, the role, among other things, requires regulation of a large number of US internet multinationals with European bases in Ireland. Previously Irish Registrar of Companies, Helen has also held senior roles in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation working on economic migration policy, science, technology and innovation policy. She spent the first ten years of her career in the IT industry. She holds postgraduate qualifications in European Economic and Public Affairs, Governance, Computer Science, Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation, and Judicial Skills and Decision Making.  She was delighted when she was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2014.
 

 

Contributions by Helen Dixon

  • A Conversation with the Irish DPC: Enforcing GDPR, Six Months In
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • GDPR Enforcement: What Happens on May 26, 2018?
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Bar Section Forum 2018
  • Regulating Global Data Flows: The View from Three Continents
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • GDPR 2.0
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • The Future of Trans-Border Data Flow
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • Schrems: The Sequel
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Approaches to Consultative Regulation
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • What If Your Data Regulator Actually Knew about Computers and Computer Science?
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • Ireland’s Role in the New EU Data Protection Regime
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015
  • Privacy Enforcement: A Global Affair
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015