Sadhbh McCarthy, having originally worked exclusively in the IT sector, is now a Director & practitioner within the Centre for Irish and European Security (CIES). As a participant within the European Security Research Programme (ESRP) she is familiar not only with the content of security research, but also with the objectives, priorities, political sensitivities and ancillary considerations across the sector. Sadhbh, holding a particular interest in concepts of privacy and fundamental rights, specializes in understanding the societal impacts of security policies and explicit technologies (e.g surveillance/drones; cyber security; bio-markers, etc.). She is currently receiving research funding under the following themes: European threats and trends in society; public perceptions of security & privacy; efficacy of European counter-terrorism measures since 2003. Sadhbh balances her commitments at the CIES with advisory board roles in European projects, NGOs and private companies.
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