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BAI Rules on Advertising Overhauled
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • April 12 2017

Following a statutory review of the General Commercial Communications Code which governs commercial communications such as advertising, sponsorship


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


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


Timely focus by Central Bank on cyber-security
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • October 9 2015

Does your board know its virus from its worm, its Trojan horse from its botnet? Has it yet encountered denial of service, phishing or spoofing? If


Freedom of Information Act updates
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 9 2015

The extension of the scope of the FOI regime that was brought about by the Freedom of Information Act 2014 generally came into effect on 14 April 2015


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


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


Cookie compliance: Data Protection Commissioner seeks clarification regarding implementation of cookie law
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2013

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) sent a letter to approximately 80 websites before Christmas, asking them to provide information


Approval of binding corporate rules for data processors
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 1 2013

EU data protection authorities have announced that data processors may now avail of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) (with effect from January 1, 2013


EU approves New Zealand’s data protection standards
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland, New Zealand
  • February 1 2013

On 19 December 2012 the European Commission issued a press release indicating that they had issued a decision formally recognising the adequacy of