Peter Nowak

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Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, who ruled that Nama  must  provide builders Michael and John O’Flynn with personal information it holds on them. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A data-protection ruling involving State assets agency Nama could force vulture funds to tell homeowners how much they paid to buy their mortgages, on(...)

The European Court of Justice (above) has ruled  a written exam paper amounts to personal data and can be accessed by the candidate. The judgment is the culmination of a  process lasting over eight years. File photograph: Getty Images

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a written exam paper amounts to personal data and can be accessed by its author. The judgment is (...)

German Advocate General Juliane Kokott has told the European Court of Justice that Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner was wrong  to say  accountancy trainee Peter Nowak had no right to access the script of a failed exam. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is facing another possible defeat at Europe’s highest court in an eight-year legal marathon over an exam (...)

PwC’s offices in Dublin. The Court of Appeal has dismissed a man’s claim he was entitled to a review of the rejection of his complaint about his former accountancy firm employer, PwC.

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a man’s claim he was entitled to a review of the rejection of his complaint about his former accountancy firm employ(...)

 Peter Nowak

Life is about to get less comfortable for Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC). For the second time in two years, judges at Europe’s highest c(...)

A case is being referred to the ECJ after the DPC agreed with the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ireland’s view that exam scripts did not count as personal data under Irish data protection laws and declined to investigate further. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) could face legal scrutiny after a second case it refused to investigate is to be referred by Irish court(...)

The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper counts as personal data. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper (...)

Steven Gerrard of Los Angeles Galaxy and  Andrea Pirlo  of New York City FC make all the right noises about the standard of play. Photograph: Getty Images

Towards the end of last year’s Major League Soccer season, footage of Andrea Pirlo defending a corner for New York City FC went viral. Well, when we s(...)