Region: Ireland

European regulators tipped the scales in Irish Instagram fine

European data protection authorities told the Irish regulator to issue the highest penalty in the “wide” penalty range it proposed – but the company has said it plans to fight the decision.

15 September 2022

Ireland sends TikTok decision for EU review

Ireland has submitted a draft decision on TikTok’s processing of children’s data to other EU data protection authorities.

13 September 2022

Instagram fined €405 million for child safety failings

The Irish regulator has issued a €405 million fine against the Meta-owned platform over its processing of children’s personal data – the latest in a string of actions against the company and its subsidiaries.

05 September 2022

EDPB adopts decision on Irish Instagram judgment

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a binding dispute resolution decision addressing issues over the investigation of Instagram by the Irish Data Protection Commission.

29 July 2022

TikTok pauses new targeted ads policy

TikTok has paused its plan to use legitimate interests to deliver targeted advertising in Europe following interventions by the Italian, Spanish and Irish watchdogs.

12 July 2022

Cologne court expands Google GDPR liability

The Regional Court of Cologne has held that Google’s US parent and Irish subsidiary are jointly liable for responding to right to be forgotten requests.

05 July 2022

EU ends Insurance Ireland probe with data access remedies

The European Commission has accepted Insurance Ireland’s commitments to facilitate greater access to its claims information database, ending a three-year antitrust investigation into the association’s alleged discrimination against non-members.

01 July 2022

Commission rejects GDPR implementation criticism

The European Commission has rejected claims that it does not collect sufficient information about Ireland’s implementation of the GDPR.

24 June 2022

Irish watchdog loses appeal on right to be heard

A Dublin court has held that the Data Protection Commission acted illegally when it failed to send a defendant a new draft decision after it changed its mind on a key point – but the ruling may have little effect on the length of the regulator’s other investigations.

14 June 2022

Senior DPC official joins Bird & Bird

Technology-focused law firm Bird & Bird has hired former Irish Data Protection Commission general counsel Anna Morgan.

27 May 2022

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