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The Society for Computers and Law Irish Group launches at Matheson offices
Pictured at the launch of The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) Irish group at Matheson’s offices in Dublin’s docklands are John O’Connor, Matheson; Denise Farnsworth, Microsoft and Nick Haworth, AIB plc.
The SCL has a global membership of legal professionals working on areas including technology, outsourcing and cloud contracts, data protection and e-commerce. Its mission is to maintain and expand a community of IT lawyers to provide thought leadership, best practice, education and standards in these areas.
The Irish group’s newly-appointed chair, John O’Connor of Matheson, said, “The launch of an Irish branch is very timely and yet another acknowledgement of Ireland’s position as a leading international technology hub. The principal challenge facing technology lawyers is probably the volume of novel issues that need to be considered – often applying laws that were written for a world where technology was not ubiquitous and the internet did not exist. We need an organisation such as the SCL to help bring the most relevant know-how and data together.”
John is joined on the Committee by representatives from Facebook, Microsoft and AIB plc.