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New Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules Under the GDPR

The Article 29 Working Party has released new Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules ahead of the GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018.

German Court finds Facebook Default Settings Unlawful

A German court has found Facebook to be in breach of data protection, privacy and civil law, ruling that several default settings violated users' privacy rights as they meant users' data was processed without their consent.

Irish Loan Originating Funds – An Introduction

An introduction to Europe's first tailored regulatory regime for loan originating funds

Former Civil Servant Jailed for Selling Personal Data

A former civil servant has been jailed for receiving corrupt payments in exchange for selling personal data to two private investigators.

Provider Beware! Bankruptcy Payment Order May Be Required to Pay a Bankrupt's Pension to Official Assignee.

The High Court has ruled that income that might accrue under a pension arrangement does not automatically vest in the Official Assignee in bankruptcy. Instead, a bankruptcy payment order is required.

Are the Irish Defence Forces Set to Receive New Industrial Relations Rights?

The European Committee of Social Rights has recently ruled that the Irish Defence Forces are entitled to greater industrial relations rights.

New Meaning of "External Company" under the Companies Act

An Order commencing the section which broadens the definition of 'external company' under the Companies Act, 2014 has been made by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The new definition comes into force on 9 June 2018.

Warranty Claim Fails following Improper Notification

UK Court of Appeal provides a cautionary warning to purchasers seeking to claim under the warranty provisions of a share purchase agreement.

ESMA Clarifies Application of the Benchmarks Regulation to Investment Funds

A further round to the Benchmarks Regulation Q&A addresses the definition of a benchmark in relation to investment funds