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E-sign on the Dotted Line - The EU’s New Rules on Electronic Identification
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 13 2016

On 1 July 2016, a new EU Regulation establishing electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (the "eIDAS Regulation"


Ireland: Survey of Recent Developments in National Cyber Security Sphere
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • May 6 2016

In this article, we consider recent policy and strategy level developments in the cyber security sphere in Ireland. The World Economic Forum Global


Blockchain Gamechanger, Part 3: Regulating Blockchain for Fintech and Beyond
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2016

In the final part of our series examining the rise of blockchain, we discuss how governments, regulators and businesses are approaching the emergence


Mobile app push notifications - the next frontier in direct marketing?
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 13 2015

As mobile applications come to dominate users' consumption of digital media, mobile application developers are increasingly focusing on how to keep


The ‘Internet of Things’: Legal Challenges in an Ultra-connected World
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland, USA
  • January 22 2016

The 'Internet of Things' (IoT) is a real game changer that is set to transform our lives. Gartner predicts that by the end of this year over 6.4


The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Commission's previous decision that the US Safe Harbor framework provides adequate protection is no longer valid
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union, Ireland, USA
  • November 18 2015

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the Commission's decision in relation to the adequacy of the US Safe Harbor


Territorial scope of Data Protection Directive under the microscope again
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • March 14 2016

The Administrative Court of Hamburg recently overturned an order of the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (DPA) against Facebook. The Court held that


GPEN Sweep - Data Protection Commissioner Review of IoT Devices
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • April 29 2016

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has conducted a review of Internet of Things (IoT) devices alongside 29 other data protection


Anything-as-a-service what XaaS means for cloud computing contracts
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 18 2015

More and more industries, from accountancy firms to zoological societies, are adopting cloud computing services. Every day, millions of users are


ISO 27018: cloud computing privacy standard one year on
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • September 17 2015

Following the first anniversary of the publication of ISO 27018 - a new international privacy standard governing the processing of personal data in