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New Hacking and Cybercrime Offences
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 13 2017

On 24 May 2017, legislation specifically dedicated to the issues of hacking and cybercrime was enacted for the first time in Ireland. Once this


Recent Developments in Advertising
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • May 25 2017

Recent developments serve to demonstrate the increased scrutiny of advertising in all sectors in Ireland, and in particular of website content which


Loyaltybuild data breach: lessons for data controllers
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 19 2013

The recent data breach at Loyaltybuild will have made many companies who transfer customer personal data to third party service providers nervous


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


GDPR - Recent European and Irish Guidance
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 24 2017

The closing weeks of 2016 saw the publication of Guidance Notes on the GDPR by both the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the advisory body


Data Protection Impact Assessment Guidelines
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • May 18 2017

Following the publication of its guidance on a number of elements of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") (the right to data portability


New advertising rules for HFSS food and drink
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • 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


Individual health identifiers implementation underway
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • September 3 2015

Key sections of the Health Identifiers Act 2014 (the "Act") were brought into force recently. The Act provides for the creation of an individual


Reform of collecting societies
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 25 2014

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


Telecommunications service providers and internet service providers - new mandatory security breach notification requirements
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • 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”