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Freedom of Information Act 2014
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • 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


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


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


Changes to competition law exemptions for technology agreements
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 25 2014

Agreements that have as their object or effect the restriction of competition are generally prohibited under EU competition law, subject to certain


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


New ASAI Guidance on Identifying Marketing Communications
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 6 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland has recently published guidance in relation to the recognisability of marketing communications. This


Annual report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2014
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2015

The Data Protection Commissioner recently published her Annual Report for 2014. The report is the first from new Commissioner Helen Dixon, who was


Data protection obligations the journalistic exemption
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2015

The Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") has recently held that campaign groups may rely on the journalistic exemption under section 32 of the


First prosecutions in Ireland against private investigators for breaches of the Data Protection Acts
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • January 6 2015

On 6 October 2014, Bray District Court convicted a firm of private investigators, M.C.K. Rentals Limited ("MCK Rentals"), of unlawfully obtaining


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