Data Protection Archive

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 …

Helen Dixon reappointed as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner for a second term

Helen Dixon has been reappointed as DPC (Data Protection Commissioner) until 2024 following government approval.  “I welcome the Government’s early decision and announcement in relation to my reappointment as Commissioner for a second term. At this early but critical juncture of GDPR implementation and enforcement, continuity …