Dr Sharon McLoughlin
International Women's Day 2020: Sharon McLaughlin is a legal researcher and law lecturer in the Department of Law and Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).
She was awarded her PhD from the School of Law at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) for her thesis, entitled "The Protection of Children in the Online and New Audiovisual Services Environment." She also holds a B.A. in Public and Social Policy (2001), a LL.B. (2003) and a LL.M. in Public Law (2006).
Dr Mc Laughlin’s research focuses on communications and media law and policy and on children’s rights in these contexts and has published widely. Recent publications include:
- McLaughlin, S. et al., ‘Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies’ in Kilkelly, U. and Liefaard, T. (Eds.), International Human Rights of Children’ (Springer, 2019).
- McLaughlin, S., McGonagle, M., & McGonagle, T., Media Law in Ireland (Wolters Kluwer: International Encyclopaedia of Laws, 2018).
- “Ireland: A Brief Overview of the Implementation of the GDPR”  4(2) European Data Protection Law Review 227.
Dr Mc Laughlin presents at international and national conferences and is a member of EU Kids On- Line multi-national research network. She will present her most recent work on the criminal law relating to sexual abuse in a digital context at the University of Groningen, on 25 June 2020.