Region: Ireland

Irish court pauses data breach claim to await ECJ decision

The Dublin Circuit Court has agreed to put a data breach damages case on hold pending the outcome of half a dozen highly-anticipated European Court of Justice decisions.

30 January 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

DPC finalises Meta inquiries with €390 million in fines

The Irish data regulator has said Meta cannot rely on a contract as legal basis for personal data processing for behavioural advertising, and criticised an EDPB direction to open fresh investigations into other issues.

04 January 2023

Winter break 2022 round-up

2022 was yet another busy year for data protection, and even as GDR took a brief break from its usual programming over the Christmas period there were still developments worth noting. We’ve rounded up the most important stories from the end of the year, from fines to class action arguments to new jobs for those at the top of the privacy world.

03 January 2023

Ireland says Meta’s submissions included “far-reaching inaccuracies”

The Irish data regulator has said that errors in Meta's early submissions delayed the watchdog's investigation and were an aggravating factor which increased the level of the final penalty.

06 December 2022

EDPB adopts binding decisions on three Meta fines

European Data Protection Board decisions in cases against Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp could cost parent company Meta billions of euros in fines.

06 December 2022

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