Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had been informed that Insurance Ireland expected to complete a detailed data protection impact assessment by the end of August. Image: Getty Images

The new EU data protection regime will have a “significant impact” on any new plans by the insurance industry to share data between members and with A(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  was in Brussels for the first board meeting of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Google has notified Ireland’s data protection commissioner that she will be responsible for overseeing its European data privacy compliance. As the E(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems  accused the tech giants of ‘coercing’ users to accept data policies

European data protection bodies have promised to work closely with their Irish colleagues on multi-billion-euro complaints filed by Austrian privacy c(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

Organisations must obtain your data fairly. They must collect no more data than is necessary for the purposes for which they plan to use it

The biggest changes in European data-protection law in more than two decades take effect from Friday, May 25th, when the General Data Protection Regul(...)

In an affidavit grounding the application seeking the appointment of inspectors, Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan set out a a range of matters most of which have to do with the relationship between INM and Denis O’Brien.

The High Court will next Wednesday hear a judicial review application from Independent News & Media (INM) aimed at stopping the appointment of in(...)

Central Bank, Dublin. It is expected that the bank will return to court in coming weeks to seek formal access to court papers submitted by the head of the ODCE, Ian Drennan. Photograph: Hufton & Crow

Publishing group Independent News and Media (INM) is facing the possibility of a fresh State investigation, this time by the Central Bank of Ireland u(...)

“Of course Facebook would go to a country with the lowest levels of data protection. It’s natural they would choose Ireland”: German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Peter Schaar speaking to New York Times in 2015

The State does not have a good reputation for data protection. In 2015 the former German federal commissioner for data protection, Peter Schaar, put i(...)

Independent News & Media chairman  Leslie Buckley  at the company’s AGM in Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State investigation into the newspaper publishing group Independent News & Media (INM) has been stepped up significantly. The State’s corporat(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan accepted there were difficulties with the current legislation but denied it was unconstitutional. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A report by the former chief justice John Murray has found that current data-retention legislation amounts to mass surveillance of the entire populati(...)

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