GDPR



Wilson Nesbitt becomes first NI firm to obtain Briefed GDPR certification

Wilson Nesbitt has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to achieve a certification in GDPR from compliance specialists Briefed.

Published 5 November 2019

Government departments at risk of fines over data-sharing agreement

The Department of Social Protection and the Department of Public Expenditure could be liable for fines under the GDPR over confusion about who controls the database underpinning the Public Services Card (PSC).

Published 27 August 2019

Jonny Hacking: Largest ever GDPR fines announced by the ICO

Jonny Hacking, associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, writes on recent fine notifications issued by the UK's data protection watchdog.

Published 31 July 2019

ICO proposes to fine Marriott over £99 million for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99.2 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 10 July 2019

ICO proposes to fine British Airways £183.39m for GDPR breach

Following an investigation, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 8 July 2019

Book on Irish data protection law published to coincide with GDPR anniversary

A new book on Irish data protection law, written by barrister Laura L. Keogh, has been published today to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 24 May 2019

Data Protection Commission launches inquiry into Google's processing of personal data

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland's processing of personal data.

Published 23 May 2019

New book on Irish data protection law due for release ahead of GDPR anniversary

A new book offering a practical guide to EU and Irish data protection law is set to be launched this April, just ahead of the anniversary of the GDPR coming into effect.

Published 28 February 2019

Prison authorities cited GDPR when refusing prisoner welfare information to solicitor

Prison authorities cited the GDPR when refusing to tell a solicitor why his client had been placed in a special observation cell, The Irish Times reports.

Published 1 February 2019

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems takes on streaming services over GDPR 'violations'

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has lodged complaints against eight online streaming services in relation to alleged "structural violations" of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 22 January 2019