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Alannah Carey Bates

Senior Data Protection Advisor

Role at Trilateral

Alannah oversees the delivery of outsourced Data Protection Officer services to Irish public sector clients and is leading the development of service improvement for public sector clients and information request services. Alannah is particularly interested in understanding client needs to ensure a tailored and personalised service is delivered to our clients. Having led on operationalising and embedding data protection practice in public sector organisations, she is well placed to understand the unique challenges faced in this sector and can provide practical solutions to address them.


Alannah has wide ranging experience in the field of data protection having worked in both the public and private sectors. In recent years Alannah held the position of Head of Information Rights Operations and Deputy DPO at UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body of the UK government where she successfully led transformation of the Data Protection and Freedom of Information teams. Other previous roles have included holding the position of Data Protection Officer for a multi academy trust (MAT) where she successfully designed and implemented a privacy program on the introduction of the GDPR.

Alannah is an IAPP member and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). She also holds a BCS professional membership and has completed the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) with BCS. Alannah holds a PDP Practitioners Certificate in Freedom of Information.


When she gets a chance, Alannah enjoys tap dancing!