Privacy Law

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Two technology companies are being sued over claims that users' personal data is being obtained using cookies and traded unlawfully for advertising purposes. A legal claim will be filed by campaigners from the non-profit organisation Privacy Collective against tech giants Oracle and Salesforce in Am

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Irish tech expert Dr Johnny Ryan FRHistS has joined the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) as a senior fellow in its information rights programme. Dr Ryan joins ICCL from Brave, where he was chief policy and industry relations officer reporting to CEO Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript.

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MI6 has been forced to apologise to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal after two of its officers asked court staff to return documents relating to MI6’s use of agents and not show them to judges. The tribunal suggested MI6’s actions were “inappropriate interference”. The revel

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Computing experts have raised serious privacy and data harvesting concerns relating to Google software running on the phones of all Android smartphone users who want to use Ireland's COVID-19 contact tracing app. Professor Douglas Leith, chair of computing systems at Trinity College Dublin, and his

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The Privacy Shield agreement governing the transfer of personal data between the EU and the United States has been struck down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In a landmark ruling, the court said there are insufficient safeguards on EU citizens' personal data in the US because

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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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Data protection experts have published a "principled framework" for the development of a contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland. The document, produced by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) alongside Digital Rights Ireland and independent academics and experts,

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The reopening of physical workplaces following the COVID-19 pandemic will raise complex data protection issues, DLA Piper Ireland has warned. As Ireland progresses over the coming months through the five phases of reopening the economy, data protection issues will arise in relation to issues includi

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Ireland's data protection watchdog has reached significant milestones in separate investigations into Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. In a statement, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), led by commissioner Helen Dixon, has submitted a draft decision in relation to its inquiry into Twitt

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Claims have been lodged in courts in Belfast and in London on behalf of easyJet customers affected by the airline's recent data breach. In a statement last week, the airline said that nine million customers had their email addresses and travel details exposed in a data breach notified to the UK auth

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A woman has been ordered to remove photos of her grandchildren from her social media accounts after a judge ruled that the matter was covered by the GPDR. The children's mother launched legal proceedings in the Dutch city of Arnhem after her own mother, with whom her relationship broke down a year a

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Eversheds Sutherland has been awarded internationally-recognised certification for its exemplary data protection and information security. The global law firm now holds the ISO 27001 standard for information security management systems (ISMS) in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland for it

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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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