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Dark Patterns: Not a new concept but will now be heavily regulated

The Digital Services Act prohibits the use of dark patterns online. Many online businesses use da...

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Data Protection Day: Expectations for 2024 & 2023 Look Back

William Fry is celebrating the Council of Europe’s annual Data Protection Day today, which gives ...

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Considerations for the Entertainment Industry after the SAG-AFTRA Deal

A deal has been ratified between the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Ra...

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ECJ Says No in SCHUFA Case: New Decision on Automated Decision Making

In a significant ruling on automated decisions, the European Court of Justice determined that the...

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DSARs: Motive and a Coordinated Action

DSARs: motive is not a relevant factor to Europe's highest court and regulators will conduct a Co...

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AdTech Update: CJEU Landmark Data Protection Ruling for Online and Behavioural Advertising

The CJEU has handed down a landmark ruling that clarifies what legal bases controllers can rely o...

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The Data Act – Unlocking the EU’s Data Economy

On 14 July 2023, the committee representing the Council of the EU formally agreed to the compromi...

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Irish Circuit Court Values Non-Material Damage Data Protection Claim

First award of damages in a data subject claim given by an Irish Court.

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Third Time Lucky? European Commission Adopts Adequacy Decision for EU-US Transfers

Trans-Atlantic businesses breathe a welcome sigh of relief as Didier Reynders, Commissioner for J...

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Copy That: “Faithful and Intelligible Reproduction” is the Standard for DSAR Responses

Right of Access: European Court clarifies the meaning of a 'copy' of personal data under Article ...

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Green Light for EU-US Transfers? Adequacy Decision for USA is in Sight

Green light for EU-US transfers? Meta appeal against DPC Decision remains on hold but sheds light...

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Significant CJEU Ruling on Right to Compensation for Non-Material Damage for GDPR

The Court of Justice of the European Union has found that mere infringement of the GDPR is not su...

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Data Protection Day 2023: 2022 Snapshot and Trends for 2023

William Fry is pleased to celebrate the Council of Europe's annual Data Protection Day. Join us i...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2018

Our Technology Team round-up some of the key data protection stories of 2017 and look ahead to wh...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2019

On International Data Protection Day our Technology team round-up some of the key data protection...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2020

To mark International Data Protection Day 2020, our Technology & Data Protection team round-up so...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2021

Ahead of the Council of Europe's annual Data Protection Day on 28 January 2021, we unpack the key...

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Video: Recent Trends in Data Protection Litigation

Video: Adele Hall & Michelle Martin of our litigation team examine some recent trends in data pro...

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UK Publishes Its Statement of Intent for a New Data Protection Bill

Statement outlines the UK's proposal to align UK law with the GDPR.

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Two Steps Closer to EU-Wide Class-Actions?

This article considers what may be coming down the tracks for Ireland as the EU Parliament recent...

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Third Party Litigation Funding and Class Actions – Where are We Now?

A recent report recommended that proper provision be made in Ireland for third party litigation f...

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The Impact of GDPR on the Aviation Industry

New Obligations under GDPR will impact Aviation Industry's Bottom Line

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The Fine Line in GDPR and its Impact on Businesses’ Risk Analyses

Reported data breaches in Europe rose by almost 20% in 2020. Ireland, as host to many large tech...

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Subject Access Request: Data Protection Commission Decision is set aside by the Circuit Court

The Circuit Court recently set aside a decision of the Data Protection Commission for failing to ...

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Standards are Upheld but Shield Sinks Under Harbour Waves

European Court upholds validity of Standard Contractual Clauses but not Privacy Shield as interna...

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Should Controllers Refresh Existing Consent in light of GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. With the deadline ...

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Record Fines for Insurance Company, Management and Contractors for Breach of UK Data Protection Laws

A firm of loss adjusters, its staff and private investigators have been fined £150,000 by the ICO...

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Pensions Winter Briefing

In their Winter Briefing, our Pensions team provides an insight into some of the key legal develo...

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New Guidelines On Administrative Fines Under GDPR

The Article 29 Working Party has published new guidelines for supervisory authorities on issuing ...

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Has the GDPR Opened the Door to Class Actions in Ireland?

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Grace Period for Cookies Compliance: Websites Must Meet the Data Protection Commission’s Standards of Compliance or Risk Enforcement

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Google fined €50m for GDPR breach by French Regulator

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European Court Rules that Exam Scripts and Comments Constitute Personal Data

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European Commission launches consultation on Digital Services Act package

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EDPB Reviewing Draft Guidelines on Data Protection and Connected Vehicles

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Data Protection Commission Issues First GDPR Fines and Takes Significant Steps re: ‘Big Tech’ Investigations

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Data Protection Commission Publishes Annual Report for 2017

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Data Protection Could Be a Second Bite at the Apple for EU Competition Regulators

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COVID-19: Top Data Protection Queries & Practical Tips

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

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Countdown to GDPR: 6 Months to Go

6 Months To Go - Countdown to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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Breaking down the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 Part 4: Government Committee Issues Assessment Report as Clock Ticks Down to GDPR

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Any Data Portability in a Storm: Communications and Utility Sectors Face Consumer Contract Challenges under GDPR

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Almighty Fada: DPC Investigating Whether Omission of ‘Síneadh Fada’ Breaches Data Protection Laws

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After GDPR, a New Regulation to Provide for Free Movement of Non-Personal Data

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A Path Forward – Draft Guidance Published For Dealing With International Data Transfers Post-Schrems II

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Blockchain Resolution Passed by EU Parliament but GDPR Could Be Weak Link

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Explained: The Austrian data regulator’s issue with Google Analytics

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Legal News – July 2022

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Legal News – June 2022

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Health Research Rules Updated via New Regulations

The 2021 Health Research Regulations introduce significant new revisions to the law on processing...

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What Regulatory Challenges are Facing the Life Sciences Sector?

Charleen O’Keeffe discusses some of the regulatory trends and challenges she sees coming down the...

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EU Temporarily Permits Data Transfers to the UK Pending a Decision on Adequacy

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Verifying the Identity of a Data Subject: A Look at What’s Reasonable in the Circumstances

What constitutes a reasonable request for further information for verifying identity? Do you need...

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Long Distance Employment Relationships – Trouble in Remote-Working Paradise?

Employers based in Ireland whose employees relocated abroad while working remotely must now navig...

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A Lookback at Data Protection for 2020: The DPC Publishes the 2020 Annual Report

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Return to Work: Dealing with a Confirmed Case of the Virus in the Workplace

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COVID-19 and an Overview of Contact Tracing Apps Across Europe

Contact tracing apps appear to be one of the various technological companions for progressive dec...

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Do Sports Clubs’ WhatsApp Groups Breach the GDPR?

We consider whether sports clubs' WhatsApp groups are in breach of the GDPR and alternative optio...

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William Fry Submits Feedback to Consultation on Draft SCCs for International Data Transfers

William Fry submit feedback to the European Commission in respect of consultation feedback on the...

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Beginning of the End of the “Fishing Expedition”? English High Court offers DSAR Guidance to UK Data Controllers

A recent decision of the English High Court provides authority for data controllers in the UK to ...

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COVID-19: Data Protection Issues When Video Conferencing

In this article, William Fry specialists identify key data protection issues apparent during the ...

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H&M Subject to €35.3m GDPR Fine for Keeping a Clothes Eye on Employees

Multinational clothes retailer H&M has been fined €35.3 million by the Hamburg data protection au...

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Legal News – November 2020

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WADA’s Anti-Doping Rules Not So Dope According to the EU Data Protection Watchdog

The EU's Data Protection authorities express concerns in relation to the World Anti-Doping Code's...

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Data Protection Commission Finds Prison Security System in Breach of GDPR

The Data Protection Commission has found a security system used in Irish prisons, which involves ...

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GDPR Stock Take (Part 1): Data Protection Commission Publishes Two-year Regulatory Review

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) and the European Commission (EC) have recently published rep...

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Legal News – July

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GDPR Game Changer? ICO Publish Intent to Fine Companies £282m

Following detailed investigations by the UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO"), British Ai...

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Ní Thagann Fada Gan Iarracht: An Sárú Sonraí é Síneadh Fada a Fhágáil ar Lár?

Tá fiosrú á dhéanamh ag an DPC faoin diultú atá déanta ag eagraíochtaí áirithe ainm as Gaeilge a ...

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Applying the Right to Be Forgotten Outside the EU? Forget About It

The European Court of Justice Advocate General has stated that the “right to be forgotten”, which...

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Legal News – August 2019

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GDPR in Numbers

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The Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance on Requesting Personal Data from Prospective Tenants

The Data Protection Commission has issued guidance to assist landlords in understanding what info...

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Data Protection Update: Data Security Breach Reports Rise By 70%, Complaints Up 56%

Data Protection Commission issues first annual report post GDPR demonstrating a surge in both com...

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Legal News – October 2019

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Legal News – May 2019

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Increase in Access Requests and Breach Notifications after 25 May 2018

Since the coming into force of the GDPR, organisations are dealing with an increase of queries co...

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French Data Protection Authority Offers Half Carrot Along With A Stick

The French Data Protection authority has published its guidelines on practical enforcement of the...

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Data Protection Bill 2018 is Mixed Bag with Concessions for Insurance Industry and Personal Liability for Directors

The Government has published the long-awaited Data Protection Bill 2018 ahead of the implementati...

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Data Protection Commissioner Receives €4m Additional Funding in Budget 2018

The Data Protection Commissioner is to receive an additional €4 million in funding following Budg...

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Data Access Requests To Multiply Under GDPR: Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner Emphasises Co-Operation & Preparation

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Data Protection Commissioner Warns Retailers on Use of E-Receipts

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has warned retailers about the improper use of e-receipts.

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Data Protection Commissioner to Audit Travel Organisations

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