Irish Blogs Archive

British Airways fine could be the start of GDPR tidal wave

Earlier this week, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), the UK’s data protection authority, announced that it would be fining British Airways £183.4 million (about €204 million) for a data breach that occurred last year. In the same week, the European Court of Justice began hearing a case regarding the legality of Facebook’s data transfers between Europe …

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 …

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 …