GDPR



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

Data Protection Commission launches inquiry into Google's processing of personal data

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland's processing of personal data.

Published 23 May 2019

New book on Irish data protection law due for release ahead of GDPR anniversary

A new book offering a practical guide to EU and Irish data protection law is set to be launched this April, just ahead of the anniversary of the GDPR coming into effect.

Published 28 February 2019

Prison authorities cited GDPR when refusing prisoner welfare information to solicitor

Prison authorities cited the GDPR when refusing to tell a solicitor why his client had been placed in a special observation cell, The Irish Times reports.

Published 1 February 2019