About First Compliance

First Compliance are a Limerick, Ireland based data protection consultancy. We 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 mail us at 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

“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

Paul Griffin BComm, CDPO, CFCPP; CEO – A Certified Data Protection Officer with a wide range of industry experience in sectors including financial services, industry, national bodies, and international organisations. Paul has managed business operations across Europe and North America for a division of a FTSE 100 Plc, and held directorship, investment and advisory roles.

Dr Cormac Callanan
Dr Cormac CallananChief Security Officer

Dr Cormac Callanan CDPO – Chief Security Officer – With a depth of working experience on international cybercrime activities Cormac has worked with Interpol, governmental agencies and the judiciary in many states. He is currently  a member of the Europol industry advisory group and the Irish national advisory council for online safety, and a director of the ICS. Cormac 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.

Patrick Byrne, FCA
Patrick Byrne, FCAGRC Consultant

Pat has worked with KPMG, the NAB Group globally, across three Irish clearing banks on Op. Risk & Compliance projects, with AIBIM/Davy in the unitized life business and within the credit unions sector. He has also been a long term chair of Chartered Accountant Interim Managers. His advisory focus is on strategic, operation, process and remedial activities relating to Governance, Risk and Compliance. Pat is a Chartered Accountant, and has a BComm and LIB.

Paul Joyce, BE MSc
Paul Joyce, BE MScIT Specialist

An IT consultant who has worked with Oracle Corporation in the UK and the US delivering IT solutions in utilities, financial services, governmental and software engineering sectors across many geographies. With broad technical experience spanning 30 years, Paul advises on IT strategy, project implementation, system design, development, integration and delivery.