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Central Bank of Ireland publishes Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published its Strategic Plan for the next three years.


The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018

On 14 November 2018, legislation was enacted to fully transpose the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) into Irish law.


Could Your Business Be Held Vicariously Liable for a Rogue Employee's Data Breach?

Following a recent UK Court of Appeal decision, businesses could now become vicariously liable for data breaches caused by rogue employees


Gimme the Loot: Will Purchases in Video Games be Exempt from Gambling Law Overhaul?

With a number of jurisdictions increasing regulatory scrutiny of in-game purchases, the Irish Department of Justice has indicated that the planned changes to Irish gambling legislation will not include regulating video game transactions such as loot boxes.


ECJ issues Decision on SPCs for Medical Devices

ECJ rules on the availability of SPC protection for medical devices incorporating a pharmaceutical drug



Labour Court: Fair Procedures required during a Probationary Period

The Labour Court recommended that The Park Hotel, owned by Francis Brennan and his brother John Brennan, pay €90,000 in compensation to a former general manager for unfair dismissal during the probationary period.


It's a Family Affair for Digital Piracy as Court of Justice Rule on Strotzer Case

In a recent European Court of Justice decision, the owner of an internet connection sought to escape liability for copyright infringement allegedly committed via his connection by pointing to family members that also had access. However, interesting questions remain around the appropriate balancing of rights between privacy and copyright.


Legal News - November 2018

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