The new world economy relies on data-driven technologies and systems. Data is knowledge and innovation, ensuring scientific progress. There is a strong debate on whether the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) constitutes an enabler or hindrance for scientific research.
European Data Protection Supervisor Publishes information note on international data transfers after Brexit
On July 16, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published an information note detailing the different scenarios which may arise for international transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom from the EU in the event of a deal/no-deal Brexit.
Privacy frameworks are a maturing area, much like Security Frameworks have been in the past decades. Publications such as the ISO/IEC 27001 series of information security standards together provide a framework for risk management through information security best practices and
Many organisations use GPS tracking in the vehicles they operate claiming necessity for protection against theft, general fleet management and monitoring deliveries, etc. One of the first rulings under GDPR and Germany’s updated Data Protection Act (BDSG-new), has provided clearer
On 9th July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) sat for a hearing concerning case 311/18; more commonly known as “Schrems II”. During the 8-hour session, many interested parties gave their oral submissions concerning the future
Marketing is an area which can be considered to have experienced one of the most immediate changes in practice in light of the GDPR. With a heavier reliance on consent and an onus to ensure such consent is managed properly,
Since the GDPR took effect, a large number of personal data breaches have been reported across Europe, with major data breaches reported in the UK and Ireland. British Airways, Marriott International, Equifax , WhatsApp and Facebook are only a few
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland has published guidance for organisations to follow in order to ensure their cloud-based environments are secure. The DPC recommends all organisations using any type of cloud-based environment: review their default security settings, create
Data Protection Authorities including the ICO and the Irish Data Protection Commission have recently released updated cookie guidance and CNIL, the French Data Protection Authority, have released updated guidelines, repealing their 2013 guidelines which suggested that a valid form of
On May 25th, 2019, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turned one. The GDPR is still very much a work in progress. In this piece, data from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and various Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are
In Ireland, the role of the family in the Irish Constitution has always had a special place. In Article 41 (1.1) the Constitution sets out that: “The State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of
Under Article 5(c) of the GDPR, any personal data processed by a Controller must be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data was gathered. This is the principle of data