Region: Ireland

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

Google and Tinder under the spotlight in Ireland

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has opened new proactive investigations into Google and Tinder.

04 February 2020

Ireland's data bar

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06 December 2019

Irish appeal court dismisses Grant Thornton data claim

An Irish judge has dismissed an appellant’s attempts to bring third parties into a dispute over consultancy Grant Thornton’s accidental sharing of confidential information.

25 November 2019

Irish cookie guidelines on the way

As regulators appear to diverge over the correct post-GDPR approach to tracking cookie consent, the head of Ireland’s influential data watchdog has said the agency is set to release its own guidance soon.

21 November 2019

Irish government accused of breaking law over watchdog funding

Ireland’s government has breached EU law by awarding the country’s data protection watchdog a fraction of the budget it had requested, the European Commission has been told.

11 October 2019

Irish data regulator criticises small budget increase

The Irish data protection commission has criticised the government’s decision to increase its budget by €1.6 million in 2020 – less than a third of what it asked for.

10 October 2019

A&L Goodbody hires in Dublin

A&L Goodbody has hired Andrew Sheridan to its Dublin partnership.

10 October 2019

Irish NGO plans complaint against controversial ID card

An Irish civil liberties NGO is planning to file a complaint to the country’s data regulator on behalf of users of a botched ID card scheme.

26 September 2019

Sweden transfers Google case to Ireland following EDPB opinion

The Swedish data regulator has transferred an investigation into Google’s use of location data to Ireland following an opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board, in the first decision of its kind.

22 August 2019

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