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PRISMFacebook: High Court refers to ECJ on Safe Harbour

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • June 26 2014

On 18 June 2014, Mr Justice Hogan delivered his judgment to the High Court to refer the judicial review case of Schrems v. the Data Protection

Summary of the DPC’s Annual Report 2013

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • May 22 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, launched his Annual Report for 2013 on 12 May 2014. The report summarises activities of the Office

European Court of Justice declares Data Retention Directive invalid

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • May 14 2014

The European Court of Justice (the "ECJ"), in its judgment delivered on 8 April 2014, has declared invalid the EU Data Retention Directive

EU Parliament endorses LIBE draft of EU Data Protection Regulation

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • March 17 2014

MEPs yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) draft of the new EU data protection

Data collection: public interest v personal privacy

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • February 10 2014

As our lives move increasingly online, more and more people are realising how relevant data protection is to them. Today, January 28, has been

CJEU finds that fees can be charged for data subject access requests, as long as they’re not excessive

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • January 22 2014

As we noted in a previous post, data subject access requests can often be an onerous burden on any organisation that receives them, as they must

Clearing the fog for SMEs?: The European Commission announces expert group to draw up model “cloud” contract terms for small businesses

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 29 2013

Many SMEs in the EU have shown reluctance to sign up to cloud services, despite their economic benefits, because of the confusion they face over

Cybercrime in Ireland the stats

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 25 2013

Deloitte recently published its Irish Information Security and Cybercrime Survey 2013. The survey results will be of particular interest to

Scoping data subject access requests

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • October 23 2013

We have seen a substantial increase in the number of data subject access requests that our clients are receiving. If you are not familiar with such

Irish Data Protection Commissioner and US Federal Trade Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • October 23 2013

At a time of increased tension between the EU and US regarding data protection, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and the US Federal Trade