Partner, Arthur Cox (Irish Lawyers)
Rob Corbet is Head of the Technology & Innovation Practice at Arthur Cox, the largest legal team in Ireland dedicated to specialist IT, data protection and Intellectual Property law. Rob’s practice is primarily focused on technological innovation and, in particular, the protection and commercialisation of data and other forms of intellectual property. He is consistently ranked in “Band 1” and a “top technology lawyer” by Chambers Europe and a “Leading Individual” in Ireland for his Information Technology practice by The Legal 500: EMEA.
Rob also leads the firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Information Management practice where he has unrivalled experience in all aspects of privacy, data protection and cyber-security law. Rob represents the majority of the global technology companies identified in the Data Protection Commission’s 2018 Annual Report as having their main establishments for GDPR purposes in Ireland. He has represented many clients in their dealings with the Data Protection Commission and he has personally defended multiple clients in prosecutions brought by the Data Protection Commissioner in respect of data security, direct marketing and other offences. In the Cyber-Security area, Rob has advised many clients in relation to some of the highest profile data breach incidents that have occurred in Ireland and internationally, including working with our Litigation team in obtaining appropriate court orders for the recovery and preservation of data and evidence. Rob was appointed to the Irish Government’s Data Forum in January 2016 and he is a past Chair of the ABA International Committee on Privacy E-Commerce and Data Security.