Region: Ireland

Dixon disagrees with Meta fine

The head of Ireland’s influential data regulator has defended the commission’s approach to enforcement amid ongoing criticism.

25 May 2023

Meta hit with biggest ever GDPR fine

UPDATED: Meta has been fined €1.2 billion and ordered to suspend transfers of personal data between the EU and US.

22 May 2023

TikTok children’s data decision referred to EDPB

European regulators will review the Data Protection Commission’s probe into TikTok’s processing of children’s personal data, after the Irish authority was again unable to reach a consensus on a draft decision.

22 May 2023

Ireland “bottleneck” highlighted again

Three quarters of decisions that Europe’s leading Big Tech data protection regulator has sent to the EDPB’s dispute resolution process have been overruled, an NGO has said.

15 May 2023

EDPB adopts decision on Meta US transfers

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a binding decision on the legality of Meta’s data transfers to the US – the latest step in a dispute which Meta has said could lead to the company shuttering its European operations altogether.

13 April 2023

WhatsApp’s €225 million ECJ appeal arguments emerge

WhatsApp said the EU General Court’s dismissal of its appeal against a European Data Protection Board decision was “erroneous”.

03 April 2023

Meta shifts legal basis

Meta has switched to relying on legitimate interest to target users with behavioural advertising – a move which noyb has already said it plans to challenge in court.

30 March 2023

Dwyer murder conviction appeal fails despite ECJ data retention ruling

Ireland’s appeal court has refused to overturn Graham Dwyer’s murder conviction, ruling that evidence gathered through the country’s mass data retention programme was not significant.

27 March 2023

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

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