Region: Ireland

Google facing class action and possible probes over Google+ vulnerability

Google is facing a California class action and potential investigations by enforcers in the US and Europe after revealing that a bug in its social media platform Google+ compromised data of 500,000 users.

11 October 2018

Ad tech facing EU privacy complaints

Privacy campaigners have filed complaints with the UK and Irish data protection authorities against widespread advertising technology industry practices and the guidelines and frameworks that govern them.

17 September 2018

Identifying "genuine" main establishment key, says Irish enforcer legal chief

The Irish Data Protection Commission’s head of legal has said that companies must be able to demonstrate that their main establishment in the EU plays a genuine decision-making role to benefit from the GDPR’s one-stop-shop concept.

12 September 2018

Irish judge lets watchdog investigate newspaper company

An Irish high court judge has greenlighted an investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) after a secretive “data interrogation” by the company’s former chairman.

07 September 2018

Privacy activists demand EU action on bulk data retention

02 July 2018

Irish enforcer seeks Yahoo! security overhaul

11 June 2018

ECJ confirms Facebook joint controller liability

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Facebook can be held liable as a data controller alongside the operator of a fan page on its platform – but further guidance on jurisdiction and applicable law in cross-border processing situations may be overtaken by the implementation of the GDPR's cooperation mechanism.

06 June 2018

Schrems accuses US tech companies of relying on "forced consent"

25 May 2018

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