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A draft decision in a large-scale investigation of a Facebook data breach has been submitted by Ireland's data protection watchdog to other EU authorities. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) commenced the inquiry into Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (MPIL), which operates Facebook, in April 2021 af

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A draft decision in a large-scale investigation of TikTok's processing of children's data has been submitted by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) to other EU authorities. The investigation is one of two own-volition inquiries into TikTok launched by the DPC in September 2021.

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Michael Madden of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP examines forthcoming changes to Ireland's data retention laws. The Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Act 2022 is intended to amend existing Irish data retention law to address the impact of recent EU case law, including that relating to the

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Global identity verification provider ID-Pal has announced the appointment of Sinead McDonald, its data protection officer (DPO), to its board of directors. Ms McDonald, a qualified solicitor, joined the company in 2017, bringing with her over 20 years' experience in data protection and regulatory c

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a record €405 million fine on Instagram after a two-year investigation into its processing of children's data, according to reports. The regulator adopted its final decision last Friday and will publish further details about it next week, a

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Public servants have been told not to discuss work in the vicinity of so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo device, according to reports. A document seen by the Business Post says staff working at the Oireachtas should "avoid having confidential work conversations near digital

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Claire Morrissey of Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, examines new EU guidelines on GDPR fines. The approach to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines has varied significantly across EU member states. On 16 May 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published draf

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Daragh Troy BL summarises the outcome of a recent court ruling with significance for data controllers in the EU. Does your spouse's name reveal your sexual orientation? The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment and, unsurprisingly, again given the broadest possible interpreta

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Helen Dixon will be appointed as chairperson of an expanded Data Protection Commission (DPC) under new government plans. Ms Dixon, currently the sole commissioner, will be joined by two additional commissioners following a recruitment process which is expected to take around six months.

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Great Britain relied on the wrong legal basis to disclose motorists' personal data to private car parking companies seeking to recover unpaid parking charges, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ruled. In a six-page opinion published this

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Privacy campaigner Max Schrems, whose court cases against Facebook brought down two international data transfer frameworks and shaped digital policy across Europe, will deliver the keynote speech at the PrivSec World Forum in Dublin next week. Mr Schrems, who is already planning a fresh legal challe

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Uncertainty remains as to the correct interpretation of Article 82 of GDPR for the right of data subjects to obtain compensation for breaches of data. Rose Caroline McGrath BL and Mark Finan BL consider some of the approaches which are emerging from the references to the CJEU and the UK case law tog

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