Privacy Law

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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

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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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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,

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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance. When organisations send personal information to a country outside the UK, they must ensure people’s data protection rights continue to

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reported a 20 per cent drop in personal data breach reports, from 11,854 in the 2019/20 financial year, down to 9,532 in the most recent financial year. These figures were published in the ICO’s annual report and analysed by the Parliament S

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Online retail giant Amazon has been slapped with a record €746 million fine by a data protection watchdog for alleged breaches of the GDPR. Luxembourg's data protection watchdog, the Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD), issued the fine in July.

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Barrister-led GDPR compliance consultancy Briefed.pro has announced plans to invest over £760,000 in its Belfast office following support from Invest NI. Specialising in protecting clients from fines and possible prosecutions, Briefed's data protection compliance products and consultancy servi

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The UK's bulk surveillance regime prior to 2016 was unlawful, but bulk surveillance in itself is not inherently unlawful, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The Grand Chamber today handed down its judgment in Big Brother Watch and Others v the United Kingdom, a landmark case broug

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More than three-quarters of Irish businesses are most concerned about their staff being a potential source of data security vulnerability, according to a survey conducted by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The firm surveyed over 200 respondents from industries such as technology, fin

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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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William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly enhances data subject rights, including the right to information, access, rectification and erasure

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