Region: Ireland

Irish regulator agrees six-figure payout for enforcement delay

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has agreed to pay tens of thousands of euros in legal costs to noyb as part of a deal to end the NGO’s judicial review of delays over complaints filed against WhatsApp and Instagram.

29 April 2022

ECJ again shuts down national retention measures

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Irish retention measures for the purposes of serious crime prevention are contrary to EU law – and that an Irish court declaration to that effect would need to apply from the date the relevant framework came into force.

05 April 2022

Meta fined €17 million by Irish regulator

Ireland’s data protection regulator has fined Meta €17 million for failing to adequately protect users’ personal data.

15 March 2022

Irish data watchdog sued for failure to investigate Google

An NGO claims Ireland’s Data Protection Commission illegally failed to act on a complaint made against Google more than three years ago.

15 March 2022

EU consults on insurance data-sharing commitments

Insurance Ireland has offered to make access to its data-sharing platform available to non-members on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis, as it looks to address competition concerns raised by the European Commission.

28 February 2022

Commission facing ombudsman inquiry over Irish enforcement

The European Commission is under scrutiny for alleged shortcomings in its oversight of Ireland’s enforcement of the GDPR.

10 February 2022

Irish watchdog moves against Instagram

European watchdogs have received a draft decision from Ireland’s data watchdog following its investigation into Instagram’s processing of children’s data.

07 December 2021

Irish bank regulator issues €24.5 million fine over IT breaches

Ireland's central bank has ordered the Bank of Ireland to pay the regulator's second-highest fine to date for breaching IT regulations, despite the lender’s full and voluntary cooperation with the investigation.

03 December 2021

European Commission hit with complaint over Irish enforcement

An NGO has filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman over the commission’s alleged failure to force Ireland to apply the GDPR, but the Irish regulator maintains the figures used in the claim are inaccurate.

30 November 2021

Irish DPC bars noyb from Facebook procedure

Ireland’s data regulator has allegedly removed the privacy campaign group from its procedure against Facebook after it refused to sign a confidentiality agreement – an experience echoed by other privacy activists dealing with the regulator.

23 November 2021

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