The Association of Data Protection Officers

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87-89 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4

Phone: +353 1 644 7820
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About Us

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) is the membership organisation for Data Protection Officers and those who regularly deal with personal data in their role.

ADPO provides an opportunity to share ideas, voice concerns, seek clarity on new legislation, and to offer insights on the demands and challenges of the job.

Membership is open to anyone who fills a data management role within their organisation, whether formally or informally.

At a time when we are seeing more and more data-related issues arising in the media, this Association is both topical and relevant. It addresses the requirements of anyone who is striving to define a data management strategy, establishing practical processes and structures for their organisation to achieve and maintain compliance with the Irish DP legislation.

In parallel, we are facing into a period of considerable change in this area – new Regulations are being proposed which will mean significant challenges for any organisation which manages personal data as part of its sales, marketing or deployment strategy.

Senior Data Protection Officers from a broad range of Irish public-sector and commercial organisations form the Steering Committee of the Association.

Our Annual Conference

The National Data Protection Conference is run by ADPO and ICS every Spring.

It focuses on the big issues in the privacy and cybersecurity space. In recent years, our focus has been on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on businesses and organisations across Ireland and beyond.

It is a two-day event of workshops and expert presentations/ panels.

For more information on the Data Protection Conference, please contact or visit


The Association of Data Protection Officers is conveniently located in the heart of Ballsbridge.

Our close proximity to the city centre means we are easily accessible by both public and private transport with a range of amenities in the vicinity.


Dart to Landsdowne Road Station
Bus routes: 4, 7, 8, 18 and 120

Opening Hours

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday