Take 5 for Privacy Podcast – A Conversation with Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland


In our first episode, Heather Egan Sussman and Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, discuss the 5 questions on the minds of privacy professionals and innovative companies today. Commissioner Dixon shares her views on how best to regulate data protection and what’s ahead in this area.


About our guest:

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for IrelandHelen Dixon was appointed as Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland in September 2014. Responsible for upholding the rights of individuals regarding how data about them is used, Helen has overseen the transformation of the Irish Data Protection Commission in the areas of human resources and budget. Since the GDPR came into effect, the role and remit of the Commission for Data Protection has deepened to include a stronger enforcement focus and the Irish Data Protection Commission is the EU Lead Supervisory Authority for many of the world’s largest tech companies that are head quartered in Ireland.

Commissioner Dixon is a regular contributor at national and international engagements and appears regularly in the media to drive awareness of data protection laws and promote a common sense approach to its application.