Region: Ireland

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

ECJ urged to restate data retention rules – again

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has reiterated that member states’ bulk data interception could breach EU law.

18 November 2021

Irish watchdog welcomes €4.1m budget increase

The Data Protection Commission has said a funding increase to €23.2 million will expand its capabilities as it “ramps up enforcement”– but observers are more cautious.

14 October 2021

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