Region: Ireland

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

An Irish court will hear allegations that Ryanair’s attempt to block a Romanian company from scraping its data constitutes an abuse of the airline’s dominant position.

29 June 2020

Ireland hits back at Schrems’ Facebook collusion claims

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has denied Max Schrems pressure group NOYB’s accusations that the regulator held secret meetings with Facebook in the lead up to the GDPR.

27 May 2020

Irish enforcer bares its teeth against tech giants

Following months of criticism over its lengthy investigations, Ireland’s data protection watchdog has filed a draft decision against Twitter with European authorities – with multiple separate probes of several Facebook platforms at an advanced stage.

22 May 2020

Hamburg attempts to snatch Big Tech investigations from Ireland

The influential Hamburg data protection authority has called for changes to the European one-stop-shop mechanism, suggesting that lead authorities that delay big investigations should be forced off cases by other concerned regulators.

22 May 2020

Ireland issues first GDPR fine

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has fined the country’s Child and Family Agency €75,000 for three GDPR breaches.

20 May 2020

Ireland delays stricter cookie consent rules

Ireland’s data regulator has released new guidance on cookie consent, but said websites will not be expected to comply for six months.

08 April 2020

Browser competitor attacks Google business model

A serial privacy activist has attacked Google’s business model in a wide-ranging complaint to the Irish data protection authority – but Google has said the complaints do not stand up to scrutiny.

16 March 2020

Revealed: Irish data regulator’s external legal costs

The Irish data protection commissioner – responsible for overseeing many of the world’s largest technology companies – spent an average of €1.14 million per year on external legal counsel in the last four years, GDR can reveal.

09 March 2020

Bulk interception limits set for more clarification

An Irish reference to the European Court of Justice may help resolve ongoing questions about the legality of EU member states’ mass data interception and access by law enforcers for the purposes of fighting serious crime.

26 February 2020

Facebook dating product delayed after Irish raid

Facebook has postponed the planned European launch of its dating service after the Irish data protection regulator raided its offices.

13 February 2020

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