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WhatsApp has said it will appeal a decision by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) to impose a €5.5 million fine for forcing users to consent to the processing of their personal data for service improvement and security. A spokesperson for the messaging platform, which is already challen

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Ireland's privacy watchdog is facing a court battle over its "untenable" decision that a Facebook data leak did not amount to a data breach. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) last year imposed a €265 million fine on Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (MPIL) following its investigation into the d

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Mason Hayes & Curran partner Colin Monaghan and associate Anthony Strogen look at recent case law developments concerning data breach claims and the threshold for awarding compensation. Prior to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an individual whose information wa

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed fines totalling €390 million on Meta Ireland in connection with its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Meta has said it strongly disagrees with the DPC's findings and will "appeal the substance of the decision" in the Irish courts.

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Ireland's data protection watchdog has launched an inquiry into media reports of a Twitter data breach affecting millions of users. In a statement issued just before Christmas, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had launched an own-volition inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Prote

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Facebook owner Meta is set to be told it cannot force users of its services to agree to personalised ads in what privacy campaigners have said will be a "huge blow to Meta's profits in the EU". The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) yesterday said it had adopted three binding decisions addressing

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The Circuit Court has dismissed an appeal from a decision by the Data Protection Commission that a verbal disclosure by a barrister regarding a conflict of interest did not breach their GDPR obligations. The appeal was taken by a former client of the barrister who claimed that the disclosure breache

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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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