About Sam Glynn2018-11-07T08:26:15+00:00

About Me

Sam Glynn

Hi, I’m 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 translate the requirements of GDPR into specific and pragmatic actions for your business.

My qualifications

Through the International Association of Privacy Practitioners (IAPP), I am certified as a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) and 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 (UCD).

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 SME’s.

My advice initially 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.

Businesses face common issues when trying to comply with the law. My background in IT (translating the technical world to the real world) and project management (getting a business from A to B) enables me to guide them through the maze.

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 translating high level principles into real world application. I get you moving. Then I get out of your way.

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

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

When 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 and are usually in the private sector: e.g. Financial services, recruitment, waste management, plus numerous other B2B and B2C businesses.

Your industry is seldom the most important factor. Your desire to make honest efforts to comply is far more important.

If you want to do what is right but you need someone to guide you, I can help.

My partners

I am the only consultant in Code in Motion. I do not employ junior staff who would use your business as their training ground.

I  work with other organisations at times, primarily to deliver data protection training. In particular, I am a regular trainer on IAPP’s CIPP/E certification training course in Ireland, 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?