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Freedom of Information Act 2014

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
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  • December 17 2014

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 (the "2014 Act") was enacted on 14 October 2014. It introduced significant changes to the Freedom of Information

Reform of collecting societies

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • July 25 2014

A recently adopted EU Directive will overhaul the governance and functions of collective management organisations and will introduce a

Evaluating "bring your own devices" data protection and security considerations

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
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  • June 28 2013

The seemingly unstoppable rise of bring your own devices ("BYOD") in enterprise heralds a new era of computing in business. A recent global survey by

New advertising rules for HFSS food and drink

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
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  • June 27 2013

Restrictions on advertisements in Ireland for high in fat, salt or sugar ("HFSS ") food and drink products will come into effect on 2 September 2013

Telecommunications service providers and internet service providers - new mandatory security breach notification requirements

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 7 2011

On 1 July 2011, new obligations in respect of the reporting of data security breaches were introduced by the EC (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (the “Regulations”

Important changes to the law on cookies

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 4 2011

On 1 July 2011, important changes to existing laws on cookies were introduced by the EC (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (the “Regulations”

Marketing obligations - additional requirements for electronic marketing and phonecalls

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 7 2011

Important changes to existing laws on marketing have been introduced with effect from 1 July 2011 by the EC (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (the “Regulations”

Irish Data Protection Commissioner begins audit of Facebook

  • McCann FitzGerald
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 25 2011

The Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) was due to bein an audit of Facebook at the end of October following a series of complaints about the social networking site

European Union (Copyright & Related Rights) Regulations 2012

  • McCann FitzGerald
  • -
  • European Union, Ireland
  • -
  • April 13 2012

The European Union (Copyright and Related Rights) Regulations 2012 - S.I. No. 592012 (the “CRR Regulations”) were signed into law by junior minister of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, on Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Article 29 Data Protection Working Party issues opinion on facial recognition in online and mobile services

  • McCann FitzGerald
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  • Ireland
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  • July 20 2012

The Working Party (WP) has recently issued an Opinion on facial recognition in online and mobile services in recognition of the increase in the availability and accuracy of facial recognition technology in social media and smart phones in recent years