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Data Protection: Get the Basics

Organisations have a responsibility to ensure that management and staff get appropriate Data Protection training.Join us in December for an intensive education in the fundamentals of Data Protection Compliance. Date TBC

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Peter Drucker: Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly or it vanishes

Introduction to Information Governance

Information & Data Governance is increasingly important in organisations of all size, but has only been recognised as a distinct discipline in recent years.Join us on the 29th of October for an indepth introduction to this increasingly important skill set.

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Upcoming Events

Check out the courses and events our team are delivering or presenting at in Ireland and internationally!Training, conferences, CPD sessions, and MORE!

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Introduction to Information Quality

Poor quality information costs organisations between 10% and 35% of Turnover.This course will provide learners with a detailed insight into the principles and practices of this critical management discipline.

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DP through Info Governance & Quality lens

Go Beyond Basics! Join us on 25th & 26th of November to learn how Data Protection principles are delivered through proven practices from a range of Data Management disciplines.

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Free Whitepaper: Subject Access Requests

Get our latest whitepaper on Subject Access Requests.How well does your organisation stack up?How can Information Governance practices help?

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Research Report: Health Identifiers

Castlebridge Associates has recently published a research report on the practical Information Governance and Data Protection issues associated with the introduction of Health Identifiers in the Health Identifiers Act 2014.Purchase here for €70 (ex VAT).

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EDBI Conference - London

Join us at one of Europe's longest running and most influential Information Management Conferences!Featured speakers include industry giants such as Alec Sharp, Jan Henderyckx, and our own Daragh O Brien 

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CMG Data Protection Conference

Daragh O Brien is one of the featured speakers at this 1-day Data Protection conference in Dublin on 8th October

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EU Data Protection Conference

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What We Do

We provide a range of pragmatic and practical consulting services to clients to support strategic planning and execution in the areas of

  • Information & Data Governance
  • Informtion Strategy
  • Information Quality Improvement
  • Data Protection Compliance

We apply our in-house structured methodologies to help clients deliver tangible results quickly and effectively

We provide a range of education, training, and coaching services to clients.

  • 1-to-1 "Bootcamp" instruction
  • Online instructor lead instruction
  • On-site training
  • Coaching
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Bespoke/Tailored education

Our training materials are aligned with leading certification syllabus requirements. All trainers are experienced practitioners.

Our current Public Training Catalogue can be found HERE

We promote awareness of information management issues & opportunities through:

  • Research studies, Whitepapers, & Publications
  • Media comment / debate
  • Support for Civic Society organisations
  • Presentations at Conferences

Our team are all internationally rated conference speakers and tutors.

Who We Are

Castlebridge Associates is a specialist firm providing insight, advice, and education for organisations looking to improve their approach to managing and benefiting from information.

Drawing on almost two decades of experience and leadership at the interface of Business and Technology, we apply proven methods and pragmatic approaches to help organisations of all sizes unlock the value in their information with a holistic perspective that makes strategic connections between Information Governance, Data Privacy, and Information Quality. 

Our Clients

If your organisation is using information, you are a potential client of Castlebridge Associates.

We work with a wide range of clients from start-ups to Public Service bodies, from Financial Services to Non-Profits.

In addition to our services to businesses, we also support individuals who avail of our training and coaching services to help develop their professional skills in Information Management disciplines.

To find out more about the types of engagement we undertake, take a look at our Case Studies, which are updated regularly.

Our Vision

Our simple aim is to change how people in organisations think about information so that they can better:

  • Value it
  • Trust it
  • Nurture it
  • Enjoy it

In doing so, we will contribute to a better society supported by trusted and trustworthy information.

Our Mission

Our mission is to change how people in organisations think about information so they can add value, deliver benefits, and avoid risk.

We achieve this through a pragmatic evidence-based focus on human factors in the management of Information that affect how people in organisations understand and deliver on the Information and Process outcomes their customers want, as well as a practical perspective on the role of technology in Information Management.

We apply recognised reference standards and frameworks to client challenges, applying fundamental principles in innovative ways to address newly emerging needs and opportunities. 

Recent Blog Posts

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The Safe Harbor judgement is in. Safe Harbor is dead (long live Safe Harbor!)

Many organisations I've spoken to have had the cunning plan of adopting model contract clauses as their fall back position to replace their reliance on Safe Harbor.

That's a cunning plan. It's right up there with this one:

The reason is that the underlying issues with Safe Harbor transfers to the US will continue to affect transfers to the US under Model Clauses.

Period. End of discussion.

The best that can be said for Model Clauses is that they haven't been struck down by the CJEU. Yet.

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Schleswig-Holstein: Model Clauses ist Kaput! [Update 1]


This morning news breaks about the Data Protection Authority in Schleswig-Holstein which has issued an Opinion on data transfers to the United States following the Schrems case.

[Updates are included in Bold, with REALLY IMPORTANT ONES being in Bold and Italics​]

The full Opinion, in its native German, can be found here

We are awaiting a full translation from our team, but the immediate headlines via a machine translation are:

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Castlebridge Associates is a trading name of Bridgecastle Information Management Ltd.

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  • Directors: Daragh O Brien (Managing Director) | Colin Boylan
  • Reg'd office: 13 The Cloisters, Castlebridge, Wexford


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