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ID-Pal announces appointment of data protection expert, Sinead McDonald, to Board of Directors

ID-Pal, a leading global identity verification provider, has announced the appointment of Sinead McDonald, the company’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), to the Board of Directors.

McDonald will play a critical part in ensuring the ISO 27001 certified solution sustains its reputation for providing businesses with a simple, secure and compliant way to verify the identity and address of customers in any jurisdiction or language.

The addition of McDonald to the board following ID-Pal’s recent Series A funding round, led by Inspire Investments, saw the identity verification provider secure €7 million to scale operations globally.

McDonald joined ID-Pal in 2017 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in data protection and regulatory compliance. McDonald’s resume includes 17 years at J.P. Morgan, as well as several years serving as Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Information Security Assurance Services (ISAS). McDonald is also a Director of Data Protection at Waystone.

A qualified solicitor and holding a number of diplomas in legal studies, amongst them an Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law, McDonald is also a member of the Institute of Directors, Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland and the Association of Data Protection Officers in Ireland. More recently McDonald earned certification and a diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

On being appointed to the Board of Directors of ID-Pal, Sinead McDonald, Data Protection Officer, said: “Since 2017 I’ve watched ID-Pal go from strength to strength with a continued focus on the safety and security of the technology and data protection. What ID-Pal has to offer its customers, a digital identity verification service, is second to none and the growth we have seen to date is evidence of this.

“My nomination to the Board of Directors comes at an exciting time for us. I look forward to working with my colleagues and fellow Board members to develop our business as ID&V technology comes ever more to the fore in a rapidly digitalising world.”

On the appointment Colum Lyons, CEO and founder of ID-Pal, comments: “Ensuring the highest standards of data protection and regulatory compliance is key for our business and customers. The addition of Sinead to our board reflects the unique contribution she has made to our success and the confidence of not only the leadership team, but our investors, in her experience and exceptional understanding of the industry.”

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