Privacy law



Facebook plays down suggestions it will leave EU over data transfer ban

Social media giant Facebook has played down suggestions that it will withdraw from Europe despite suggesting in an Irish court filing that it may have to.

Published 24 September 2020

A&L Goodbody partner speaks at webinar on privacy ruling

A&L Goodbody partner John Whelan spoke alongside privacy activist Max Schrems at a recent webinar on data privacy.

Published 24 August 2020

Ad tech: Major companies sued over alleged GDPR breaches

Two technology companies are being sued over claims that users' personal data is being obtained using cookies and traded unlawfully for advertising purposes.

Published 14 August 2020

Tech expert Dr Johnny Ryan joins Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Irish tech expert Dr Johnny Ryan FRHistS has joined the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) as a senior fellow in its information rights programme.

Published 6 August 2020

Free Irish Legal News webinar to examine data protection in the post-pandemic world

Irish Legal News is proud to present an expert discussion on the changing landscape of data protection in Ireland and abroad.

Published 31 July 2020

MI6 apologises for asking court staff to withhold evidence from judges

MI6 has been forced to apologise to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal after two of its officers asked court staff to return documents relating to MI6’s use of agents and not show them to judges. The tribunal suggested MI6’s actions were “inappropriate interference”.

Published 28 July 2020

Privacy concerns raised over contact tracing app on Android phones

Computing experts have raised serious privacy and data harvesting concerns relating to Google software running on the phones of all Android smartphone users who want to use Ireland's COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Published 23 July 2020

EU-US Privacy Shield struck down by European court

The Privacy Shield agreement governing the transfer of personal data between the EU and the United States has been struck down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 16 July 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

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