Region: Ireland

Irish data authority slams ID card scheme

The Irish data regulator has grounded a national ID card scheme for breaches of data protection law, in a saga that onlookers have described as “an embarrassment” for the government.

16 August 2019

Irish court backs use of mandatorily retained data

Ireland’s Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge to the admissibility of evidence gathered under Irish law that transposed the EU Data Retention Directive, and data that police obtained from a Canadian encrypted email provider.

30 July 2019

Irish data regulator urges ECJ to scrap SCCs

Counsel for privacy activist Max Schrems has rejected the Irish data protection commissioner’s call for standard contractual clauses to be scrapped in favour of a “more measured approach”, while Facebook has said any such scrapping would endanger the EU’s free trade commitments.

09 July 2019

Irish court backs newspaper staff in data "interrogation" case

The Irish High Court has granted permission to two former employees of the Independent News & Media group to use documents accessed by the country's corporate fraud watchdog in separate privacy litigation.

03 July 2019

Privacy NGO files new wave of ad tech complaints

Privacy campaigners have alleged breaches of the GDPR by real-time bidding practices for ads in nine EU countries.

05 June 2019

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook’s Schrems II appeal

Ireland’s highest court has rejected Facebook’s attempt to block a referral concerning the validity of standard contractual clauses to the European of Justice.

31 May 2019

McCann Fitzgerald promotes eight

Irish firm McCann Fitzgerald has promoted eight lawyers to partner or consultant, including Doug McMahon in the firm’s technology practice.

16 May 2019

EU opens insurance data access investigation

The European Commission has opened an investigation into industry association Insurance Ireland over concerns that the access conditions for its data-sharing portal may restrict competition in the motor insurance market.

15 May 2019

Dixon and Denham signal impending penalties

The UK and Irish data protection commissioners have said the results of several large-scale investigations will be published over the next few months.

02 May 2019

Ryanair scraping litigation stays in Ireland

Ireland’s High Court has dismissed a Romanian travel agency’s challenge to its jurisdiction to hear litigation over its alleged scraping of Ryanair data from the airline’s website.

30 April 2019

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