The A&L Goodbody Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2017 has been claimed by DCU student, Conor Leavy.
Conor, a final year student at the School of Law & Government, developed a proposal to establish the Irish Data Protection Ratings Agency which would showcase Ireland as a destination with the highest data protection ethics and practices in Europe.
John Whelan, Head of A&L Goodbody’s Commercial & Technology said,
“Conor’s idea to establish the Irish Data Protection Ratings Agency impressed the judges as an innovative and unique way to encourage businesses to establish here.”
Now in its sixth successive year, Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody’s annual student innovation award. It recognises the most innovative ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines. The theme for this year’s competition relates to the promotion of Ireland as a global centre for data.
Professor Gary Murphy, Head of DCU’s School of Law & Government congratulated Conor on his win,
“We are very proud of Conor’s win which showcases great creativity and foresight, particularly in light of the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation next year. This achievement highlights the innovation at the heart of the DNA of this university and its student body.”
Conor’s prize will include a four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin, €4,000 in cash and a cash donation by A&L Goodbody to the charity of Conor’s choice.