Region: Ireland

EDPB forces Ireland's hand on Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing

European data regulators have told Ireland’s Data Protection Commission how to deal with WhatsApp’s data-sharing arrangements with its parent company Facebook.

28 July 2021

TikTok receives GDPR fine

The Dutch data watchdog has ordered TikTok to pay €750,000 after finding it infringed children’s privacy rights – but the company has vowed to appeal against the penalty.

22 July 2021

EDPB refuses to extend Facebook/WhatsApp ban

EU data protection authorities have appeared to compromise by rejecting calls for an EU-wide ban on Facebook processing WhatsApp’s data – but ordering the Irish data watchdog to formally investigate the group’s practices.

15 July 2021

Irish data regime tempts multinationals

Corporates view Ireland’s data environment as favourable and consider it a leading factor in investment decisions.

21 June 2021

Instagram ECJ case dropped

The ECJ will no longer be asked to clarify the extent to which courts can force platforms to disclose the identities of account operators.

14 June 2021

ECJ to hear Instagram GDPR case

The EU’s highest court is set to clarify the extent to which courts can force social media platforms to disclose the identity of account operators.

21 May 2021

DPC clears hurdle in Facebook SCC probe

A court’s refusal to block an investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers has confirmed that the Irish regulator has “wide discretion” when deciding how to carry out its investigations.

17 May 2021

Exclusive: Strained Irish data regulator gets big staff boost

The regulator that handles many of the EU’s highest-profile GDPR cases and has previously raised concerns about a lack of resources will boost its staff numbers by nearly 50% by the end of the year.

07 May 2021

Facebook faces Irish GDPR collective claim

An NGO plans to file collective proceedings against Facebook in the wake of the social media platform’s leak of 533 million individuals’ data – but the litigation may require an unusual level of upfront commitment from potential claimants.

16 April 2021

Irish data regulator formally probes Facebook

Despite assertions by Facebook that the recent publication of personal data belonging to 533 million users does not constitute a data breach, the Irish data regulator has formally opened an investigation into the social media giant.

14 April 2021

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