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Ireland is "the GDPR's worst bottleneck" and contributing to Europe's "enforcement paralysis" when it comes to data protection, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has concluded in a report submitted to the EU's justice commissioner. The report warns that Ireland has failed to send draft de

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WhatsApp has been slapped with a record €225 million fine by Ireland's data protection watchdog – the largest-ever GDPR fine in Ireland and the second-largest in the EU.

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Sarah Slevin and Natalie Dillon of Ronan Daly Jermyn explore the fundamental objectives of the new SCCs and the key dates and steps organisations should now take. On 4 June 2021 the European Commission issued its eagerly awaited decision publishing the new Standard Contractual Clauses, or SCCs (New

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Ireland's data protection watchdog is failing to enforce the GDPR and is allowing "the biggest data breach ever recorded" to continue to happen, an Oireachtas committee will hear today. Representatives of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) are among those who will be giving evidence on the

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The Data Protection Commission's (DPC) ability to enforce GDPR rules in Ireland has been undermined by years-long delays to a crucial IT project, privacy campaigners have warned. Documents obtained by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) under the Freedom of Information Act show that the wat

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into the processing of children's data by Instagram, part of Facebook Ireland Limited. The DPC said it had received a number of complaints concerning the processing of children's personal data on Instagram and had identified poten

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Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has been fined €40,000 by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) after it sent a letter containing allegations of abuse to a third party who then uploaded it to social media. This is the second fine that the DPC has issued under the EU General Data Protection R

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A "high degree of convergence" in data protection law between the UK and the EU is important for their future relationship, a new report published by the European Commission has said. The two-year review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has found that it has met most of its objective

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Tusla has been fined a total of €75,000 for breaching GDPR rules in the first fines of their kind in Ireland. The fines were handed down by the Data Protection Commissioner following three investigations into issues notified by Tusla in November 2018, October 2019 and November 2019.

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The law firms and barristers earning most from legal aid in Northern Ireland are no longer being named out of concerns about GDPR rules. The Legal Services Agency has not published details payments made to solicitor firms and individual barristers for four years.

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European organisations have been fined €114 million (£97m) under the GDPR regime, DLA Piper has found. France, Germany and Austria top the rankings for the total value of GDPR fines imposed with just over €51m, €24.5 million and €18 million respectively.

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Wilson Nesbitt has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to achieve a certification in GDPR from compliance specialists Briefed. The certification process involved an in-depth audit of the firm's information governance and accountability, and the policies, procedures and controls in place to

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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). Privacy experts have cast doubt in the data-sharing agreement struck by the two department

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Jonny Hacking, associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, writes on recent fine notifications issued by the UK's data protection watchdog. In recent weeks you will have seen the high-profile press coverage of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announcement of its first potential fines

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