Consumer Data Protection

Building value by building trust

Build trust with your customers and comply with the new GDPR.
Without the need to change your existing IT infrastructure.

Protect your most valuable assets

In the digital age it is often said that a company’s greatest tangible asset is its data. And in a customer-centric economy it is often said that a company’s greatest intangible asset is trust. By putting your customers fully in control of their personal data, you can increase the value that these two assets bring to your business.

Minimise risk

Meet the immediate challenge of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and minimise business risk, without the need to change your existing IT infrastructure.

Complete transparency

Offer your customers complete transparency and control over their personal data, while demonstrating to them why you hold data and the benefits this provides. Customers can self-serve in the administration of their personal data, reducing your own admin burden.

Let your reputation shine

The trust established with individual customers adds up to corporate reputation, one of the key drivers of future business value.

CDP ensures data protection compliance and builds business value by building trust.

Our vision is to give organisations a future-proof GDPR-compliant solution for managing customer data, while giving individuals control over their personal data.

The perfect fit for your organisation


CDP is available as a bundled comply-and- communicate solution, ideally suited to smaller organisations and small to medium sized companies that do not have CRM software. As well as meeting GDPR requirements, this option also provides you with a valuable platform to communicate with your customers via their preferred medium.

Alternatively, CDP can be integrated with an existing IT infrastructure via APIs or bespoke configurations.

Get in touch for an offer customised to the specific needs of your organisation.

We facilitate trusted relationships between individuals and organisations.


A unique way to build trust

The concept behind CDP is easy to grasp: a software platform mediates the needs of both customer and enterprise.

The customer perspective

CDP acts as a data exchange to facilitate trusted relationships between your organisation and your customers (or members, employees etc.)

CDP stores your customers’ personal data and shares as much of it, or as little, as they choose. Customers control this through an online form which enables them to switch on and off the data that any organisation can see, and the types of communication that the organisation is permitted to use.

A major benefit for customers is that they can enter their data once using a mobile app or online, then connect to an organisation by simply reading its barcode to share data and control communications (SMS, email, letters, voice). At any stage the customer can then open the CDP application and opt out of any communication channel, or disconnect from the organisation altogether.


The company perspective

If you wish to achieve GDPR compliance and build trust, get in touch with us and a representative will set up and activate your account. You can then invite your stakeholders (customers, employees, members etc.) to connect with you.

You can now create forms to collect additional data from your customers for fully permissions-based communication.

Information passes between individual customers and organisations via a secure link.

We never share any data with third parties for any purpose.

CDP data security conforms to ISO 27001 standards.

Multi-level security for personal data

The CDP platform is built using the latest technologies on the market: a scalable, secure and reliable infrastructure that has been extensively tested across many different industries and applications. Personal data is managed in a state-of-the-art data centre, and is transmitted using a secure, dedicated, cloud environment, conforming to ISO 27001 standards.

These are the guiding design principles behind CDP:

  • High security architecture: No personal data is held within the enterprise
  • Data held within CDP servers is fully encrypted
  • Minimal disruption to the enterprise
  • Site-to-site VPN (no external access to data)
  • Unimpeachable logs via public Blockchain integration

We never share any of our customers’ personal data with any third party, for any purpose.

GDPR – what it is, and why compliance matters

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR standardises and strengthens the right of European citizens to data privacy.

GDPR stipulates that personal data about European citizens can only be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and cannot be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with the initial purpose. Organisations will need to get explicit permissions from private individuals to collect, process and use their data. They need to be able to prove they have an individual’s express consent for a specific and clearly stated purpose.

A company must be able to show its customers what data it holds about them and, on request, must delete all such data and stop all future communication.

Organisations found to be in breach of GDPR will face fines of up to €20 million or four per cent of annual revenues. Even more significantly, non-compliance will damage an organisation’s reputation and lose the public’s trust.

CDP overcomes the technical challenges of GDPR

GDPR will force a complete shift in how personal data is collected, stored and used. Which will pose serious technical challenges for many organisations. CDP offers the solution: the world’s first technology platform enabling organisations of all sizes not only to comply with GDPR but to demonstrate compliance.

Our vision is to give organisations a future-proof GDPR-compliant solution for managing customer data, while giving individuals control over their personal data.

Meet the Team

Jim Mountjoy

Jim Mountjoy


Jim is the Chairman of Consumer Data Protection. He founded Baltimore Technologies in Ireland and then Euristix, a banking software firm which he sold to Fore Systems. Jim is recognised as one of the most prolific and savvy technology investors, having invested in some of the most successful Irish technology companies over the past 20 years, including Similarity Systems, Trintech, Havok Games, Perlico, Zarion, Brown Bag Films, Corvil, Duolog and Tango. Jim has been a non-executive director of Trintech Group Plc and Chairman of Tango Telecom and Havok Games, which was sold to Intel. Most recently Jim was Chairman of Clavis Technologies, a data analytics company for online retailers, which was sold for $125m in December 2017. Jim has also acted as a board member of Barnardo’s Charity, Science Foundation Ireland, Higher Education Authority and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Jan Remmelg

Jan Remmelg

Board Member

Jan is a board member of Consumer Data Protection working in a part time executive role to assist in the rapid rollout of CDP. Jan has many years’ experience in rolling out new or growing existing telecom operators, typically with quad plays (fixed, mobile, TV & broadband) in various countries across the world, mainly working with the lead investor Western Wireless International or Trilogy Partners International as they are now. Jan most recently acted as the CEO of Lime North or Cable & Wireless Caribbean where he completed a turnaround to reposition the company as market leader. Jan is focused on new service rollout and growth strategies, acting mainly as Chief Commercial Officer for Mobile Operators such as Meteor in Ireland, Telering in Austria, 2Degrees in New Zealand, Viva in the Dominican Republic and more. Jan has vast experience of rolling out a new service, making it compelling through direct sales, channel partners, brand and direct response advertising and unique proposition development supported by very efficient operations to onboard new customers, to win market share and to be the market leader in a country.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy


Brian is the CFO of Consumer Data Protection. Brian has many years’ experience in the technology and SaaS markets having worked as CFO to Sage Ireland for several years. He now acts as INED for Irish Life Health and Chairman of Glohealth. Brian is Managing Director of Somers Murphy & Earl Ltd, a boutique Chartered Accountancy firm in Dublin and has a wide portfolio of clients, including many in the technology sector. He has acted as CFO for several technology companies that have scaled and exited to international organisations. Brian has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, business development and leadership training. Brian has worked on several leadership programmes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California, for Enterprise Ireland helping companies to scale internationally. Brian holds a B. Comm from UCD and is a Chartered Accountant (FCA).

Julian Kulkarni

Julian Kulkarni


Julian is the Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Data Protection. He has a strong track record in formulating and implementing global marketing strategies in technology and business services sectors. Before joining CDP, Julian built a go-to-market strategy as VP Marketing at Roomex, a specialist in business hotel and travel management, rapidly creating a lead pipeline from zero to 200 business leads a month. As CMO at Dublin-based global recruitment company Morgan McKinley, Julian successfully transformed the marketing function to achieve a growth of monthly online job applications from 3,000 to 40,000. And as VP Marketing with Easyfairs Julian he helped guide the multinational trade show organiser from less than €4M to more than €42M annual revenues in seven years across 16 countries. Earlier in his career Julian led marketing projects with technology companies Ariba (now an SAP company) and SAS Institute. Julian has a degree in European Business Administration from Middlesex University, London and Reims Management School, France.

Colm Mulcahy

Colm Mulcahy

Chief Sales Officer

Colm is the Chief Sales Officer at Consumer Data Protection. He was the founder and CEO of SaaSPoint, one of’s largest partners for professional services and application solutions across Europe and the US; this company was acquired by a larger US organisation in the same space. Colm has recently been working for Codec, a Microsoft professional services partner for ERP and CRM solutions, offering digital transformation services to large enterprises across Europe. Colm has worked for companies such as Codec, eSpatial and Mitsubishi Electric Europe, delivering Enterprise B2B SaaS customers using a combination of insight sales and digital lead generation, supported by outbound and inbound telesales. Colm was responsible for the rapid growth of eSpatial, a SaaS mapping tool for business. Colm was the Area Manager for Land Rover/Rover Ireland before becoming Divisional Manager for Mitsubishi Europe and European CRM head for their mobile phone division.

Brendan Dowling

Brendan Dowling

CEO & Founder

Brendan is the Founder and CEO of Consumer Data Protection. Brendan is a serial technology entrepreneur in the telecoms and media industry, having built and exited several internationally traded companies, such as imagine mobile (the first MVNO) sold to Vodafone and DVM (one of the first mobile digital content stores) sold to British Telecom. Brendan is well known for his thought leadership on technology innovation and is a regular speaker at conferences, business schools and government sponsored events.  Brendan has also worked as an Executive Coach to CEOs of scaling companies in Ireland and UK and has worked with Enterprise Ireland and Invest NI, on Executive programmes for their top companies to accelerate their growth. He is the author of “Accelerating Company Growth”, a practical book for CEOs to help them scale their companies faster.  Brendan is a member of the Global Irish Economic Forum.

Brendan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG Dublin (FCA), worked with PWC London, before becoming a serial entrepreneur for over 30 years. Brendan holds an MBA from UCD, a B. Comm from UCC and a Diploma in Executive Coaching from UCC / IMI.

Scott Tattersall

Scott Tattersall


Scott is the CTO of Consumer Data Protection. Scott was the co-founder and CTO of Activateclients Ltd, a fintech company that provided cutting-edge technology solutions to share trading floors globally. The company was sold to First Derivatives Plc and Scott continued as their Senior VP of R&D and Head of HTML5 Product Development. Scott has a proven track record in developing innovative enterprise software, running hi-tech start-up teams and in architecting solutions that operate at a large scale where security, reliability, scalability and availability are critical to success. Scott has extensive experience with all modern database types and structures, from billions of stock prices in financial databases, to modern NoSQL cloud-based databases. Scott holds a 1st Class Computer Science degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Bill McCabe

Bill McCabe


Bill is the Chief Regulatory Officer and head of Strategy for Consumer Data Protection. Bill was head of International and National Roaming for Orange in the UK and then Hutchinson / 3 Mobile in UK and Ireland. He then worked as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of 2Degrees, the third mobile operator in New Zealand which grow to over 20% market share as a new entrant, one of the fastest mobile rollouts in the world. Bill then worked as CEO of Cable & Wireless Cayman Islands, completing a turnaround from loss making to profitability before it was sold to Liberty Global. Bill most recently served as the COO of Real Vision TV, a company that delivered news and information to investment bankers globally.

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Director Agent Channel

Paul heads up the Consumer Data Protection Agent Channel and is responsible for setting up and managing the agent network across Europe. With extensive international sales and business development experience in the telecommunications industry, Paul has a strong track record in major account sales and building international partnerships. Managing the international sales team for BT Exact (R&D division) and BT Brightstar (Business Incubator), responsibilities have included channel strategy management and operational support activities around the globe. Paul has also worked for technology start-ups, such as Zinwave (Cambridge/ UCL spin-out) as Sales Director, where he developed their international sales strategy and European distributor network. Latterly, Paul has operated his own international sales consultancy (WBS Ltd) focused on supporting fledgling hi-tech companies across Europe and the Middle East. Paul holds an MBA from Manchester University.

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy


Andrew is acting as an advisor to Consumer Data Protection for Large Enterprise sales strategy and engagements. Andrew was the founder and CEO of Sláinte Healthcare, which was founded in 2006. Sláinte Healthcare was renamed Vitro Software and is a leader in supplying hospitals with technology to automate business processes. Claimsure, a spin-off from Sláinte Healthcare, specialised in managing health insurance claims, Claimsure was sold to Clamwilliam Group in 2016. Andrew spent his early career as a Plant Manager at one of the world’s largest adhesive plants, there he developed a reputation for the innovative use of technology to improve efficiency, quality and cost reduction. His background enabled Andrew to view healthcare organisations with a different perspective, looking at how he could apply a combination of software & process innovation to create efficiencies. Andrew holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from CIT and an MBA from UCD.

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Consumer Data Protection,
c/o Dogpatch Labs, Unit 1,
The chq Building,
Custom House Quay,
Dublin 1