Privacy Law

1-15 of 91 Articles
Clock icon 3 minutes

A massive €225 million fine imposed on WhatsApp last year moved Ireland into second place for value of GDPR fines imposed since the regulations came into force in 2018, research by DLA Piper has found. Ireland has issued GDPR fines worth €226.05 million since 25 May 2018, now second only t

Clock icon 1 minute

The European Commission has defended Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) from criticism by Dutch and German MEPs. Four MEPs – Sophie in 't Veld and Tineke Strik from the Netherlands, and Cornelia Ernst and Birgit Sippel from Germany – last month wrote to Didier Reynders, the Europ

Clock icon 2 minutes

John Edwards has taken up the role of UK information commissioner. Mr Edwards, who joins on a five-year term, spent the past eight years as New Zealand privacy commissioner and before that worked as a barrister.

Clock icon 1 minute

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued more than 80 recommendations to Irish political parties after an audit of their data protection practices. In a new 54-page report, the DPC summarised the findings of data protection audits conducted in 26 registered political parties, including all of

Clock icon 2 minutes

The Department of Social Protection and the Data Protection Commission (DPC) have reached an agreement on the processing of personal data in relation to SAFE registration and the public services card (PSC). The data protection watchdog had concluded in August 2019 that there was no legal basis for r

Clock icon 2 minutes

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for disclosing postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online. The ICO found that the Cabinet Office failed to put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to prevent the

Clock icon 2 minutes

A legal challenge brought by convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to Irish data retention laws has been bolstered by an opinion from an advocate-general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Clock icon 2 minutes

Two solicitors will give evidence to the Oireachtas this afternoon on controversial government legislation concerning birth information and tracing. Data protection experts Simon McGarr, of McGarr Solicitors, and Fred Logue, of FP Logue Solicitors, will address the Oireachtas joint committee on chil

Clock icon 2 minutes

Data-driven measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic such as contact logging and tracing raise data protection concerns, experts from the Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory at Trinity College Dublin have said. In a 69-page report published today, legal experts recommend the government should

Clock icon 1 minute

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

Clock icon 2 minutes

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.

Clock icon 2 minutes

The UK is set to depart from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a move with implications for post-Brexit data transfers between the UK and the European Union. Digital secretary Oliver Dowden yesterday announced plans to "[reform] our own data laws so that they're based on common sense,

1-15 of 91 Articles