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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


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


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”


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


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


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


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


Binding corporate rules for data processors
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 19 2012

The Article 29 Working Party recently published a working document (WP 195) setting out the conditions to be met by data processors who wish to obtain approval for the use of binding corporate rules (BCR