Recent Articles

I write about various topics including Content Management Systems, Data Protection, Software Development and Recruitment & HR Tech. Often all of these subjects will converge in hopefully interesting ways!


PSD2 & Consumer Safety


In Jan 2018 PSD2 came into force. It mandates banks allow access to accounts at their customer's request to third parties before appropriate security is in place to protect them.

  • 13/01/2019

How to Start an Umbraco Meetup


After the recent launch of the Umbraco Ireland Meetup I thought it might be worth putting pen to paper and write down a few of the steps that were needed to get going...

  • 14/12/2018

Umbraco Forms & UTM Params


Ever wondered how to capture UTM Parameters in your Umbraco Form submissions? This article is for you!

  • 12/12/2018

Sourcers guide to GDPR


Sourcers are present at a critical step in the recruitment process and have an important role to play in applying the new data protection regulation. Let's look at how...

  • 19/08/2018

What is a Recruitment Sourcer?


What exactly is a sourcer? Where do they fit into the recruitment process? And why are there so few people that can give a straight answer to those questions!?

  • 04/07/2018

Timeline of Equifax Databreach


Since September of last year Equifax has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. It was a data breach of massive proportions, affecting nearly half of the U.S. population...

  • 29/03/2018

GDPR for Small and Micro Businesses


Small & micro businesses may struggle to find the time and resources to address their GDPR challenges. I look at some practical steps to begin the complaince journey. Free guide...

  • 13/03/2018

The GDPR User Experience


The transparency requirements of GDPR are a significant challenge for businesses. I examine the impact on the user experience and offer an example of layered, unbundled consent.

  • 20/02/2018

Consent - The GDPR elephant in the room


Are your currently processing personal information under a valid lawful basis for GDPR? How can you put your contacts database on an equal footing? Read on to find out.

  • 23/01/2018

Recruitment in 2018


Automation, blockchain in HR and GDPR are all topics that are gaining steam in 2018 for recruiters. What should you be paying attention to now?

  • 08/01/2018

Why I Love Umbraco


I’ve been moving towards writing this post for a while now. Probably about close to 10 years all told, which is also when, somewhere in 2008 I first googled “Open Source .NET CMS”

  • 05/01/2018

GDPR for Devs - Data Protection by Design


What are the technological challenges for developers and technical teams when working toward GDPR compliance? A Data Protection by Design approach to accountability.

  • 02/01/2018

GDPR for Devs - Data Subject Rights


Developers are well positioned to understand the challenges that GDPR presents. In this article, I look at data subject rights and the implications for businesses under GDPR.

  • 11/12/2017

GDPR for Devs - An Introduction


So, you’re a Developer and wondering what all this banging on about GDPR is? Don’t worry… you’re not alone. Unless you’re in one of the few companies that have been preparing...

  • 30/11/2017