Privacy law

'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

Data protection experts publish framework for contact tracing apps

Data protection experts have published a "principled framework" for the development of a contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Published 3 June 2020

Reopening of workplaces to raise 'complex' data protection issues

The reopening of physical workplaces following the COVID-19 pandemic will raise complex data protection issues, DLA Piper Ireland has warned.

Published 29 May 2020

Data protection watchdog announces progress in 'big tech' investigations

Ireland's data protection watchdog has reached significant milestones in separate investigations into Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

Published 27 May 2020

Claims lodged against easyJet in Belfast and London

Claims have been lodged in courts in Belfast and in London on behalf of easyJet customers affected by the airline's recent data breach.

Published 26 May 2020

Grandmother ordered to remove photos under GDPR laws

A woman has been ordered to remove photos of her grandchildren from her social media accounts after a judge ruled that the matter was covered by the GPDR.

Published 26 May 2020

Eversheds Sutherland achieves certification for exemplary data protection

Eversheds Sutherland has been awarded internationally-recognised certification for its exemplary data protection and information security.

Published 22 May 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

Individuals may be entitled to know if State has sought personal data from telecoms providers

Individuals may have a right to know if their telecoms provider has been asked for their personal data by a State agency such as An Garda Síochána, the Data Protection Commissioner has ruled.

Published 12 May 2020

Privacy campaigners have 'overwhelmed' data protection watchdog

Privacy rights campaigners have overwhelmed Ireland's data protection watchdog with calls for sweeping investigations of entire industries, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said.

Published 29 April 2020

New guidance sets out how to work from home securely

Guidance on working from home securely has been published by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Published 9 April 2020

Irish website operators warned they could face enforcement action over tracking cookies

Irish website operators have been warned they could face enforcement action from the Data Protection Commission (DPC) over their use of tracking cookies.

Published 7 April 2020

ICO advises UK government it can use phone data to track coronavirus

The UK government has been advised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in order to track people who have COVID-19.

Published 30 March 2020

Number of complaints to data protection watchdog up 75 per cent

The number of complaints to the Data Protection Commission rose by 75 per cent last year, according to the watchdog's annual report.

Published 20 February 2020

FP Logue appointed as solicitors to new privacy non-profit

Dublin firm FP Logue has been appointed as solicitors to Article Eight Advocacy CLG, a new non-profit advocating for data subject rights in Ireland.

Published 20 February 2020