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GDPR in Ireland – the facts and figures

Figures from the DPC’s (Data Protection Commission) first annual report show that a total of 4,740 valid data breach notifications were received in 2018. This is a 70% increase on the 2017 figure of 2,795. Taking these figures into account, it seems people are more aware of their rights since the GDPR came into force. A recent report from the European Data Protection Board supports this, with most supervisory authorities seeing a rise in queries …

From pandemonium to fines – a review of GDPR enforcement in Europe

Do you remember the Y2K bug in the run-up to the new millennium? Warnings that computer systems and networks would stop functioning on 1 January 2000 led to panic and pandemonium as people prepared for its impact. Inboxes were flooded with emails about updated privacy policies, and plenty of organisations sought reconsent to continue processing information they …