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Insurance Companies Using Telematics To Face Audits
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2016

The Data Protection Commissioner (the DPC), Ms Helen Dixon, has warned that insurance companies using telematics boxes to monitor drivers' behaviour


Privacy laws: How do they impact on drone users?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 5 2016

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has issued new guidance on the use of drones, also known as remotely piloted aircraft systems


Cybersecurity - 10 Essential Steps to Protect Your Business when a Breach Occurs
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • December 16 2015

As recent events have seen a spike in cybercrime activity of all types, William Fry's Cybersecurity Team outlines 10 key steps to take when faced


Budget 2016 & the tech sector
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, OECD
  • October 28 2015

On 13 October 2015, Ireland's Minister for Finance introduced the budget for 2016. The emphasis and commitment of the Government to innovation and


Safe Harbor invalid ODPC reaction
  • William Fry
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 6 2015

As reported earlier (see article here), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has declared that the 'Safe Harbor' decision is invalid as


Hyperlinked 'click-wrap' terms are 'durable records'
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 14 2015

In e-Commerce transactions, providing a hyperlink to terms and conditions is sufficient to meet the requirement that certain provisions of the


Annual report of the Data Protection Commissioner for 2014
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 23 2015

Helen Dixon has published her first annual report since taking up the position of Data Protection Commissioner ("DPC"). The report highlights what


Data security breach: Coca Cola case fizzes up
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 8 2015

In January 2013 US beverage giant Coca Cola confirmed laptops containing data belonging to 74,000 individuals including former and current employees


Government doubles data protection funding for 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • December 22 2014

The Government today delivered on its proposed “data protection roadmap” by allocating 3.65million in funding to the Office of the Data Protection


Private investigator company and its directors prosecuted for data protection breaches
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 7 2014

MCK Rentals Ltd, a firm of private investigators, has been prosecuted for breaches of Irish data protection legislation. In addition, for the first