Fintan Swanton has been Senior Data Protection Consultant and Managing Director with Cygnus Consulting Ltd since 2006. Cygnus specialises in providing outsourced DPO services, focussing particularly on the healthcare sector. Fintan was founding Chairman of Ireland’s Association of Data Protection Officers and is past President of the Irish Computer Society. He has over 30 years IT experience. He collaborates with ICS Skills and the Institute of Public Administration, developing, updating, and presenting their data protection training programmes.
In 2018, Fintan was appointed on CEDPO’s behalf to the European Commission Multistakeholder Expert Group on application of the GDPR. The group provides professional opinions and feedback to the Commission on how the GDPR should be applied in practice.
Fintan is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Certified Data Protection Officer, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Information Security Manager. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree, specialising in European data protection law, and a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Computing.