Organisation: Data Protection Commission (Ireland)

DPC issues €750,000 fine against bank

The Irish regulator has fined the Bank of Ireland for a series of personal data breaches in connection with its banking app, and ordered it to introduce a range of corrective measures.

17 March 2023

WhatsApp takes €225 million appeal to the ECJ

WhatsApp has taken its fight to overturn an EDPB recommendation to the EU’s highest court, after its first instance court shot down its first appeal.

22 February 2023

Ireland and EDPB conflict escalates

The Irish regulator has filed multiple cases with the ECJ against the EDPB over concerns the coordinating body overstepped its powers under the GDPR, a move that may widen the rift between European authorities.

22 February 2023

DPC settles Facebook data breach litigation

The Irish regulator has settled with Digital Rights Ireland and agreed to pay its legal fees after the NGO appealed against the outcome of its Facebook data breach complaint.

03 February 2023

Activists and DPC clash over European Commission monitoring plans

The Irish data regulator has contested activists’ claims that the European Commission will increase its monitoring of large privacy investigations over concerns the watchdog has inadequately enforced the GDPR.

03 February 2023

Meta SCC decision referred to EDPB

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into Meta’s use of standard contractual clauses has been referred to the EDPB after member states were unable to find a consensus under the one-stop-shop mechanism.

27 January 2023

Reasoning behind EDPB order to expand WhatsApp inquiry revealed

Objections from Finland, France and Italy drove the EDPB’s order to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to expand its investigation into WhatsApp.

25 January 2023

Ireland and EDPB clash again over WhatsApp investigation

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has threatened more court action against the EDPB, after the European body again ordered the data watchdog to launch a further investigation into WhatsApp following a €5.5 million penalty.

19 January 2023

Further details of EDPB/DPC split emerge

European data protection authorities said Ireland constrained cooperation between watchdogs on the Meta advert targeting investigation.

12 January 2023

NGO sues DPC and Meta

Digital Rights Ireland plans to sue the Irish data regulator and Meta over the former’s position that a Facebook data leak did not violate the GDPR’s data security provisions.

10 January 2023

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