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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


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


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


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


Technology & innovation: updates
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 20 2013

As part of its ‘Action Plan for Jobs 2012’, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation commissioned a feasibility study regarding what


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


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


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


Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner for 2012
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 28 2013

The Data Protection Commissioner ("DPC") recently published his Annual Report for 2012. The report highlights how busy the DPC has been throughout