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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


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


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


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


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


Scope of ASAI Code extended
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • February 8 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (the "ASAI") has extended the digital remit of the Code of Standards for Advertising, Promotional and


Return of Values (Investment Undertakings) Regulations 2013
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • December 20 2013

As you may be aware, the Return of Values (Investment Undertakings) Regulations 2013 (the "Regulations") came into effect in July of this year. The


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


CJEU decision authorises hyperlinks to freely available content
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 25 2014

On 13 February 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") delivered its judgment in the case of Svensson and Others v Retriever AB