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It’s Data Protection Day 2019. What a year it’s been for the privacy community. 2018 began with companies completing compliance preparation or ramping up, ahead of the GDPR coming in on 25 May. Turning to the Irish DPC’s report for the early part of 2018 – and data subject access requests still make up a […]

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It was only a matter of time before we would see the European regulators flex their muscles under the GDPR to impose huge fines on businesses – and to a large degree, it is no surprise that a large tech company has been the first to face a fine of this scale. On 21 January […]

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For many businesses, the international transfer of data is a critical part of day-to-day operations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects individuals’ personal data in this regard, meaning organisations cannot transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless certain safeguards are in place.  We explain below the permitted transfer mechanisms:   Is […]

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It remains to be seen whether the UK will ‘crash out’ of the EU if and when it eventually leaves. At the time of writing, the exit date has been rescheduled for  12th April, 2019. Should Brexit happen, the UK will become a ‘Third country’ for the purposes of EEA personal data transfers. This means […]

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As published in The Irish Times, November 13th 2018. Did you know that cars are generating data about us and our movements every day? Journalist Neil Briscoe writes about the need for GDPR protection for cars, featuring our Head of Technology, Sean McElligott. To read the full article, please click here.

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Our corporate and technology partner Eoghan Doyle alongside Eddie O’Mahony, Head of Trading at Core speak to The Business RTE about the recent Cambridge Analaytica case, GDPR, data rights and how to stop companies accessing it. Click here to listen to this podcast.

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Philip Lee Corporate and Technology Partner, Eoghan Doyle gives an insight into the GDPR and how businesses can prepare before 25 May 2018.

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Increasingly retailers are offering to send us our receipts by email. It’s a convenient way to keep your purse empty of litter. However the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) is concerned that some retailers are obtaining customers’ email addresses for one purpose (to send them an e-receipt) and then also using it for […]

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A key new obligation under the GDPR is the requirement that certain data controllers and processors appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). A DPO is an individual who takes responsibility for an organisation’s data protection compliance. It is important that if required to do so, organisations have an appropriately qualified and effective DPO in place […]

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