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Court considers adequacy of search terms used in discovery process

Ireland - May 19 2015 In O'Leary v Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited 2015 IESC 35, the Supreme Court considered the risks involved with the use of keyword searches in the

Irish Data Protection Commissioner to investigate apps and websites targeting children

Ireland - May 14 2015 From the 11th to the 15th of May this year, 26 privacy enforcement authorities from around the world, including the Irish Data Protection

Industrial relations bill published

Ireland - May 15 2015 The Government recently published the long awaited Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015. The new legislation aims to provide an improved

Updated Solvency II data point model and XBRL taxonomy

European Union - May 6 2015 EIOPA has released updated information on its Solvency II data point model (DPM) and XBRL taxonomy package (version 1.6). This is a first draft

Council of the EU adopts draft Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and draft Wire Transfer Regulation

European Union - May 7 2015 On 20 April 2015, the Council of the EU adopted the draft Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the draft Wire Transfer Regulation at first

Court considers whether After the Event (ATE) legal costs insurance provides sufficient protection for costs

Ireland - May 26 2015 On 8 May 2015, in Greenclean Waste Management Ltd v Leahy pa Maurice Leahy & Co. Solicitors 2015 IECA 97, the Court of Appeal considered whether

Europe's 16 point digital master plan

European Union - May 26 2015 The European Commission has recently unveiled a 16 point plan for boosting the European digital economy entitled 'A Digital Single Market Strategy for

Central Bank publishes consultation on corporate governance requirements for investment firms

Ireland - May 26 2015 The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published a consultation paper on corporate governance requirements for investment firms. The background to the

Multinational company fined after senior executives breach Model Code

United Kingdom - May 26 2015 According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK, a company called Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc has been fined £539,800 for inadequate

No liability for defamation for incorrect communication by bank to credit reference body

Ireland - May 26 2015 A recent High Court decision has confirmed that a communication by a financial institution to a credit reference body gives rise to an occasion of