Data Protection Team

About Us

Data Protection Training & Auditing Services Ltd is a Monaghan based Company providing training and auditing services.

We complete an initial Risk Assessment to ascertain your existing level of compliance. We will discuss this with you and your key people and provide steps to help you move towards compliance.

Our Designated Data Protection Officer (DDPO) can provide all the support you need to ensure compliance with the GDPR. The DDPO will conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments if required.

Our independent Annual Compliance Audit provides a comprehensive review of an organisations’ adherence to the GDPR and Data Protection Acts. Our professional team will evaluate your organisations compliance preparations and review areas such as:

  • Policies and Training
  • Record Management
  • Third Party Processors
  • Marketing Issues
  • Governance
  • Breaches and Data Subject Access Requests
  • Privacy by Design and DPIA’s
  • Data Security & IT Processing Operations
  • Fair Obtaining and Processing
  • Trans Border Transfers
  • Designated Data Protection Officer

Our Team


John Nealon, Managing Director and Certified Data Protection Officer.

“Helping companies to ensure compliance with the GDPR is the cornerstone to everything we do”

John is Managing Director of both M1 Document Solutions Ltd and Data Protection Training & Auditing Services Ltd. He is also Divisional Chairman of the Irish Security Industry Association and has been giving Data Protection Advice and Training Courses to Clients for the last 3 years.

John has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Data Protection and GDPR and is a member of NAID Europe. He completes regular training to ensure his knowledge is up to date and current.

John is a member of the ACOI (The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) and has completed the Level 9 Post Graduate Programme in Data Protection in UCD.


Jennifer Sheridan

Jennifer is a Data Compliance Officer with the Company, and is a Member of the ACOI (The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) and the Institute of Bankers. Jennifer has 20 years experience in the Banking Sector and is very familiar with the importance and relevance of Data Protection. CPD Hours are completed annually to maintain accreditation. Jennifer liaises with the Clients on a regular basis to answer any queries and support them to become GDPR compliant.


Peter O’Neill

Peter has worked in Credit Union Management for 32 years. Peter holds a Diploma in Credit Union Studies from University College Cork and an Advanced Certificate in Credit Union Practice from University of Ulster. He was Head of Business Development at Croi Laighean Credit Union Limited and a Founder Member and Director of Co Kildare Money Advice and Budgeting Service.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Peter completes the audits for the Company and supports you to become GDPR compliant.


Fionnualla McKenna

Fionnualla has worked with the Company for a number of years and looks after the Sales. She ensures that you receive excellent customer service, and is always on hand to answer any queries you may have. Fionnualla’s background is primarily Sales and Marketing and she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.