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Mason Hayes & Curran partner Robert McDonagh welcomes fresh clarification of the one-stop-shop test under the GPDR. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued an opinion on 13 February 2024 clarifying the one-stop-shop (OSS) test and, in particular, what is a “main establishment&rdqu

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Human rights organisation Liberty has claimed a "significant victory for the rights of journalists and the free press" in the UK after a seven-year legal challenge supported by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The UK government has agreed to introduce new safeguards to protect journalists fr

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has expanded with the appointment of Dr Des Hogan and Dale Sunderland as data protection commissioners for a five-year term. The pair will take up their roles from 20 February 2024, the day after incumbent data protection commissioner Helen Dixon steps down to jo

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched a probe into the level of awareness and understanding of data protection in the sports sector. A survey questionnaire is to be issued to a representative sample of voluntary and professional clubs in a number of different sports.

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Ireland is the "world's de facto data police" enforcing the lion's share of the €1.78 billion in GDPR fines imposed across Europe last year, according to new analysis by DLA Piper. The 2023 figure includes a €1.2 billion fine imposed on Meta in Ireland, which is now the highest fine ever i

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The UK's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Defence (MoD) £350,000 for disclosing personal information of people seeking relocation to the UK shortly after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021. On 20 September 2021, the MoD sent an email to a dis

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched a new unit which will "investigate, litigate and advocate" to protect human rights globally. The new unit, called Enforce, will respond to the "tech threat to democracy and human rights" by investigating technology and tech industry practices

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Helen Dixon is to stand down as Ireland's data protection commissioner next February, she has announced. Ms Dixon was appointed to the role in September 2014 — nearly four years before the role was transformed by the GDPR — and will depart on 19 February 2024, she confirmed in a rare Lin

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has been ordered to impose a continent-wide ban on Meta's illegal processing of personal data for behavioural advertising on Facebook and Instagram. An urgent binding decision adopted by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) last Friday instructs the DPC to i

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The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Equifax Ltd more than £11 million for failing to manage and monitor the security of UK consumer data it had outsourced to its parent company based in the US. The breach allowed hackers to access the personal data of millions of people and ex

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The High Court has dismissed an appeal arising from a decision of the Data Protection Commissioner which attempted to run points which were not previously raised, and which failed to identify the point or points of law forming the basis of the appeal. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justi

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission has imposed fines totalling €345 million on TikTok over GDPR breaches relating to the processing of children's personal data. The DPC's final decision, published today, follows a binding decision by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) last month. Howev

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The UK violated the privacy rights of two people whose communications were intercepted and accessed in the UK, despite them both being non-UK nationals living outside of UK borders, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. US national Joshua Wieder and Italian national Claudio Guarnieri, both r

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