Due to the Supportive infrastructure, competitive costs and the most advanced legislative framework in Europe, Ireland has progressively built a strong ecosystem based around the ICT sector and developed the platform to rapidly become a potential leader in the global Cloud Sector despite the Data Privacy concerns associated with the technology. Meanwhile the EU has implemented the New GDPR in all member states of the European Union on the 25th of May 2018, which aims to give the right of personal data back to its rightful Data subjects. Experts believe that most organisations in Ireland regardless of the 2 years grace period are still not GDPR compliant due to misinterpretation, lack of real-world knowledge and business impracticalities.
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the success of Irish organisations in achieving the EU GDPR compliance and the challenges and opportunities the regulation creates for these organisations while adopting cloud computing services. This qualitative research adopts interpretivist research philosophy and interview methods for primary data collection.
The analysis of secondary data underlines the importance and growth of the Cloud computing sector and Data protection regulations in Europe and Ireland.
This research is unique as the researcher identifies that there are no researches available in the topic within the context of Ireland and aims to fill the gap in the literature.