State’s data privacy watchdog finds bite after first year of handing out fines

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon ‘excited’ about pipeline of tech rulings

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: “We have mountains to climb in front of us.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: “We have mountains to climb in front of us.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As if there was not enough on her regulatory plate, mass remote-working during the pandemic has thrown up yet another area for Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon to monitor.

But there are even limits to how much the State’s already over-burdened and under-resourced privacy watchdog can oversee.

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