About Sam Glynn2018-07-30T13:57:42+00:00

About Me

Sam Glynn

Hi, I am Sam Glynn.

I help businesses understand what GDPR compliance looks like and I help them become compliant.

With my knowledge of data protection and experience helping businesses manage change, I can translate the requirements of GDPR into specific and pragmatic actions for your business.

My qualifications

I am certified as a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe). I am also certified as a CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager).

I hold a Professional Certificate in Data Protection, attained through the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) and accredited through the Institute of Banking (IoB) and University College Dublin.

I am a member of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners (IAPP) and a designated member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.

My other qualifications include:

  • MSc Technology Management (University of Limerick and University College Cork).
  • BSc Computer Science (University of Limerick).
  • Diploma in Psychology (Dublin Business School).

My experience

I am not a legal adviser. My background is in IT.

I worked in the financial services industry for 15 years in various IT and management roles. I left the corporate world in 2012 to provide independent IT advice to a variety of clients.

My advice often focused on cybersecurity, helping businesses to reduce the risk and impact of a cyber attack through a combination of technology, process and people.

This led me into the area of data protection, of which IT security is only one element.

The more I learned about why data protection law is needed, the more I wanted to learn.

The more I heard about the difficulties that businesses faced when trying to comply with the law, the more I realised my IT background and project experience could help. I obtained various Irish and international data protection certifications and I continue to invest in my education.

Data protection, and specifically GDPR compliance, is now the core focus of my business.

For more information on my experience along with testimonials from clients, my LinkedIn profile is a good place to start. (PS Don’t worry – I have disabled the function to see who has viewed my LinkedIn profile so you’ll be anonymous to me.)

My approach

I focus on getting you moving. Then I get out of your way.

As a first step, I ensure you have a clear understanding of what GDPR compliance looks like for your business.

From there, I demonstrate how you can start to comply:

  1. How to identify the compliance issues in your business
  2. How to focus on the issues of most importance
  3. How to address these issues in a sane and pragmatic way

Once you are up and running, I can continue to support you to ensure you sustain momentum.

With my help, you will be able to demonstrate your honest efforts to comply.

My clients

I don’t publish a full client list. I don’t actively seek testimonials but you will find testimonials from a small number of my clients on LinkedIn. I can provide additional client references if you need them.

My clients come from a range of industries: Financial services, recruitment, non-profit membership organisations, law and accountancy firms, and numerous other B2B and B2C businesses.

Your industry is not that important. Your desire to make honest efforts to comply is far more important.

If you want to do what is right for your clients and your employees but you need someone to guide you, I can help.

My partners

I am the main consultant in Code in Motion. I do not employ junior staff who would use your business as their training ground. At times, where complementary skills and expertise are needed, I work in partnership with a small number of trusted experts and consultants.

I also work with Frontier Privacy, one of Ireland’s leading data protection consulting and training organisations. In particular, I am a trainer on the IAPP / Frontier Privacy CIPP/E certification training course, described by IAPP as “the most encompassing, up-to-date and sought-after global training and certification programme for privacy and data protection professionals.”

How can I help you?