How To Succeed In The Data Protection Industry
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Efficacious Data Privacy Consultant Spills The Beans

Tom McNamara reveals what it takes to succeed as an Elite World Class Privacy Professional!

Tom shares his inspiration for starting his consultancy and what helps him stay motivated to consistently perform at the highest levels.

He shares the strategies that have really helped him to grow a successful consultancy, and how you too can make it happen for you.


  • What it takes to be successful as a consultant
  • Why attaining the CIPP/E and CIPM isn't enough on its own
  • What you need to understand to succeed when dealing with SaaS providers

And so much more…

Tom McNamara is the Founder and CEO at Apex Privacy, which helps B2B SaaS Companies comply with global data privacy laws.

The company was founded to help technology companies comply with global data privacy requirements effectively and practically, understanding their needs are different to other industries.

Apex Privacy has developed the Apex Global Privacy Program Framework to ensure compliance and reduce risk in every market clients operate.

Tom holds a wealth of legal compliance experience and he is passionate about Privacy and Data Protection. He is an experienced data protection officer and legal compliance consultant, delivering business-centric legal compliance initiatives across several countries.

Tom has previously worked with the likes of JP Morgan and AIB overseeing complex regulatory compliance projects in Asia, Africa, the US and Europe.

Tom holds an LLB in Irish Law from Griffith College Dublin as well as a Masters in International Law from the University of New South Wales. Also, certifications in International Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Postgraduate in Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin.

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