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New Deal for EU Consumers- The Omnibus Directive explained

European Union - October 28 2021 The new Enforcement and Modernisation Directive 2019/2161, more commonly known as the ‘Omnibus Directive’ (the Directive), aims to strengthen…

Government publishes legislation programme for Autumn 2021

European Union, Ireland - September 29 2021 The Government has published its legislation programme for Autumn 2021. We have set out below the status of key Bills of relevance to the data…

Old EU SCCs now repealed

European Union, Ireland - September 29 2021 When the European Commission adopted the new EU Standard Contractual Clauses (new SCCs) for international data transfers earlier this year, we…

WhatsApp decision considers scope of transparency obligations under the GDPR

Ireland - September 24 2021 The DPC recently fined WhatsApp €225m for failing to discharge its transparency obligations under the GDPR. The decision will have implications for…

EDPB provides guidance on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (Part II)

European Union, Ireland - September 10 2021 The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its finalised Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (07/2020)…

EDPB provides guidance on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (Part I)

European Union, Ireland - August 27 2021 The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its finalised Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR (07/2020)…

One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent Court

European Union, Ireland - August 25 2021 The Agreement on a Unified EU Patent Court (UPC Agreement) has been ratified by Germany following legal challenges in recent years over the…

EDPB provides guidance on requirements of data processing contracts

European Union - July 16 2021 The finalized EDPB Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor (07/2020) in the GDPR were published this week. The Guidelines helpfully…

Irish Credit Bureau fine offers insight into the DPC’s use of its corrective powers

Ireland - July 12 2021 The Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its decision following a formal inquiry into the Irish Credit Bureau DAC (the ICB) following…

Irish Government Plugs Gap in Protection under SCCs

European Union, Ireland - June 30 2021 The Irish government has moved swiftly to plug a perceived gap in protection under Irish data protection law that had raised doubts about whether…