Data protection watchdog 'failing to enforce GDPR'

Ireland's data protection watchdog is failing to enforce the GDPR and is allowing "the biggest data breach ever recorded" to continue to happen, an Oireachtas committee will hear today.

Published 27 April 2021

Enforcement of GDPR in Ireland undermined by delays to IT project

The Data Protection Commission's (DPC) ability to enforce GDPR rules in Ireland has been undermined by years-long delays to a crucial IT project, privacy campaigners have warned.

Published 9 February 2021

Privacy watchdog to probe Instagram over children's data

Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into the processing of children's data by Instagram, part of Facebook Ireland Limited.

Published 19 October 2020

Tusla fined €40,000 in second GDPR breach

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has been fined €40,000 by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) after it sent a letter containing allegations of abuse to a third party who then uploaded it to social media.

Published 29 June 2020

'High degree of convergence needed' between UK-EU data protection standards

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.

Published 24 June 2020

Tusla fined €75,000 for breaches of GDPR rules

Tusla has been fined a total of €75,000 for breaching GDPR rules in the first fines of their kind in Ireland.

Published 18 May 2020

Top legal aid earners no longer published out of GDPR concerns

The law firms and barristers earning most from legal aid in Northern Ireland are no longer being named out of concerns about GDPR rules.

Published 4 March 2020

Data regulators impose €114m in GDPR fines across Europe

European organisations have been fined €114 million (£97m) under the GDPR regime, DLA Piper has found.

Published 20 January 2020

Adult safeguarding hampered by 'rigid and overly cautious interpretation' of GDPR

Adult safeguarding efforts are being hampered by "rigid and overly cautious interpretations" of GDPR rules, Senator Colette Kelleher has said.

Published 11 December 2019

Wilson Nesbitt becomes first NI firm to obtain Briefed GDPR certification

Wilson Nesbitt has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to achieve a certification in GDPR from compliance specialists Briefed.

Published 5 November 2019

Government departments at risk of fines over data-sharing agreement

The Department of Social Protection and the Department of Public Expenditure could be liable for fines under the GDPR over confusion about who controls the database underpinning the Public Services Card (PSC).

Published 27 August 2019

Jonny Hacking: Largest ever GDPR fines announced by the ICO

Jonny Hacking, associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, writes on recent fine notifications issued by the UK's data protection watchdog.

Published 31 July 2019

ICO proposes to fine Marriott over £99 million for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99.2 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 10 July 2019

ICO proposes to fine British Airways £183.39m for GDPR breach

Following an investigation, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 8 July 2019

Book on Irish data protection law published to coincide with GDPR anniversary

A new book on Irish data protection law, written by barrister Laura L. Keogh, has been published today to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 24 May 2019