Privacy Law

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Privacy rights campaigners have overwhelmed Ireland's data protection watchdog with calls for sweeping investigations of entire industries, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said. Speaking to The New York Times, Ms Dixon suggested that many people had overestimated the impact of the EU Ge

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Guidance on working from home securely has been published by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The coronavirus pandemic has suddenly presented IT personnel and indeed all users with a set of cyber security challenges that, while not unique, are being experienced on a significantly larger s

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The UK government has been advised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in order to track people who have COVID-19. Deputy commissioner Steve Wood said in a statement: “Generalised location data trend analysis is helping to tackle the coro

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The number of complaints to the Data Protection Commission rose by 75 per cent last year, according to the watchdog's annual report. A total of 7,215 complaints were received in the first full calendar year since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), up from 4,113 in

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Dublin firm FP Logue has been appointed as solicitors to Article Eight Advocacy CLG, a new non-profit advocating for data subject rights in Ireland. The law firm, led by principal Fred Logue, specialises in environment, technology, data protection and information law.

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched statutory inquiries into practices at tech companies Google and Tinder. The watchdog said it had received complaints from consumer organisations across the EU in relation to Google's processing of location data and transparency surrounding that proce

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The Department of Social Protection has formally appealed against the enforcement measures launched by the Data Protection Commission over the Public Services Card (PSC) scheme. The data protection watchdog launched proceedings against the department after concluding that the expansion of the scheme

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The requirement to hold a Public Services Card (PSC) in order to apply for the National Childcare Scheme is illegal, highly discriminatory and will violate the privacy rights of people living in poverty, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned. The alternative paper application proce

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The UK and the US have signed a bilateral agreement allowing their respective law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to serious crime from tech companies in the other jurisdiction. The world-first UK-US Bilateral Data Access Agreement was signed by Home Secretary Priti

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British royal Meghan Markle has launched legal proceedings against the publishers of the Mail on Sunday alleging a breach of data protection laws. The matter relates to a private letter the Duchess of Sussex sent to her estranged father, which was published by the tabloid in February.

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