Region: Ireland

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

TikTok facing Irish complaint

A Dutch consumer organisation has filed a GDPR complaint about TikTok to Ireland’s data regulator.

08 April 2021

Facebook facing regulatory scrutiny over monster breach

At least four data enforcers are investigating after a huge trove of Facebook data was posted online over the weekend.

06 April 2021

Longstanding data regulator tensions go public

A simmering spat between EU data protection authorities has boiled over, with the heads of the Irish and German regulators engaging in a war of words over the way the GDPR has been enforced.

18 March 2021

EU TikTok user data possibly accessed in China, Dixon says

European TikTok users’ data may be open to access by engineers in China after it is transferred to the US, Irish data regulator Helen Dixon revealed today.

10 March 2021

Draft SCC clash with Irish law reaches European Commission

The European Commission and Ireland’s data regulator are both investigating whether the wording of the proposed new standard contractual clauses could cause complications when used under Irish law.

25 February 2021

Report: Outdated technology holding back Irish GDPR enforcement

An Irish NGO says the country’s GDPR enforcement efforts are being hampered by a long-delayed Data Protection Commission IT update.

09 February 2021

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