About First Compliance

First Compliance provide organisations with specialist data protection advisory and support services. We offer a unique blend of business, legal and technical skills to minimise exposure to risks or liabilities relating to data protection and to react to critical events.

You will experience a personal and professional relationship that feels as though you have an additional member on your team.

First Compliance also offer a number of online services including data protection documentation packs and video conference consultation.

For a confidential initial consultation please contact us now on 061 336412, or info@first-compliance.com.

“Excellent on real world know-how which gave me greater confidence, and better understanding of how to navigate the complex world of Data Protection and protect employers” Maria Treacy, HR Consultant

“They have a range of legal, technical and Credit Union experience that means they understand the risks associated with data protection … would recommend to others” Pat Owens, CEO, Unity Credit Union

“Your obvious depth of knowledge on these matters …. you made the process much less onerous than we had initially imagined … We would happily recommend you and First Compliance to anyone in need of your services. In fact we have already done so” John Hinchy, Taxation Partner, HDS Partnership

“We feel safe and confident in Paul’s hands as we can rely on his advice that protects our business and gets us prepared for any potential access requests and GDPR consequences… I would refer First Compliance to my colleagues.” Alexander Kozlov, Head of Finance, InStat

“Their professionalism gave us confidence that we were fully versed on all things GDPR” Mary McNamee, Limerick Chamber

“A fantastic support to a company like myself and provides speedy and accurate advice. Paul has assisted my clients in ensuring that they are compliant. As queries arise I can turn to Paul.” Elaine Ryan, HR Consultant and Executive

The Senior Team

Paul Griffin
Paul GriffinCEO

Institute of Banking Data Protection qualified. Paul has over 30 years experience in a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, B2B environments and retail. He has focused exclusively on risk and compliance solutions since 2011 and specialises in data protection. He has spent most of his commercial life between the UK and Ireland, has managed business operations across Europe and North America for a division of a FTSE 100 Plc, and held directorship, investment and advisory roles. Paul has a Commerce Degree, UCC, and a GDip Data Protection Policy and Procedures, UCD. Paul manages the business and leads on Data Protection.

Dr Cormac Callanan
Dr Cormac CallananChief Security Officer

Dr. Cormac Callanan, is an award winning Internet pioneer – winner of the Irish Internet Association Internet Visionary award in 2003 and Golden Spider Internet Hero award in 2005. He has a PhD in data protection risks on mobile devices, an M.Sc. in advanced security and digital forensics (GCHQ Certified) and an MSc in Computer Systems Design. He has over 30 years working experience on international computer networks and 20 years experience in the policy area of illegal content and cybercrime activities on the Internet.