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Matheson partners Kate McKenna and Davinia Brennan explain coming changes to Ireland's data retention regime. New Irish data retention laws governing the retention and access of electronic communications data are in the pipeline following two fresh data retention judgments from the Court of Justice

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has submitted a draft decision in an inquiry into Yahoo! EMEA Limited to other concerned supervisory authorities across the EU.

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Tesco has been warned by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) that it could sue the supermarket giant if its UK "checkout-free store" pilot is expanded to Ireland. The NGO wrote to Tesco in the wake of news reports about a man who was allegedly refused access to a store in London without dow

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Ireland's data protection watchdog is being sued by a man who complained about the Catholic Church's refusal to destroy his baptismal records. Martin Meany, a former Catholic, made a complaint to the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in 2018 after the church told him that it would not destroy data of

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A draft decision in a large-scale investigation of a Facebook data breach has been submitted by Ireland's data protection watchdog to other EU authorities. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) commenced the inquiry into Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (MPIL), which operates Facebook, in April 2021 af

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A draft decision in a large-scale investigation of TikTok's processing of children's data has been submitted by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) to other EU authorities. The investigation is one of two own-volition inquiries into TikTok launched by the DPC in September 2021.

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Michael Madden of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP examines forthcoming changes to Ireland's data retention laws. The Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Act 2022 is intended to amend existing Irish data retention law to address the impact of recent EU case law, including that relating to the

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Global identity verification provider ID-Pal has announced the appointment of Sinead McDonald, its data protection officer (DPO), to its board of directors. Ms McDonald, a qualified solicitor, joined the company in 2017, bringing with her over 20 years' experience in data protection and regulatory c

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a record €405 million fine on Instagram after a two-year investigation into its processing of children's data, according to reports. The regulator adopted its final decision last Friday and will publish further details about it next week, a

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Public servants have been told not to discuss work in the vicinity of so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo device, according to reports. A document seen by the Business Post says staff working at the Oireachtas should "avoid having confidential work conversations near digital

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Claire Morrissey of Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, examines new EU guidelines on GDPR fines. The approach to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines has varied significantly across EU member states. On 16 May 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published draf

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