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Ireland’s DPA releases GDPR guidelines and checklist

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has released a guidelines and checklist template to assist organisations in ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In particular documents provide guidance and assistance in creating data processing activities register, establishing lawful basis for processing data, data retention periods, ensuring data subject rights, data accuracy, transparency requirements, data security, data breaches and international data transfers.

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Ireland  publishes Data Protection Bill

The Government published, on 30 January 2018, the Data Protection Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) to give further effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) as well as to transpose the Data Protection Directive with Respect to Law Enforcement (Directive (EU) 2016/680).

Source: Ireland: Government publishes “eagerly awaited” Data Protection Bill

European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

The European Commission has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the European Union in the ongoing legal dispute between Microsoft Inc. and the United States. The case, which has been widely covered following Microsoft’€™s victory in the Second Circuit , concerns whether the United States can compel Microsoft to turn over information stored on a server owned by one of Microsoft’s EU subsidiaries and physically located in Ireland, via a warrant procured under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

EU to intervene in Microsoft’s U.S. Supreme Court data protection case

The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Ireland.

Source: EU to intervene in Microsoft’s U.S. Supreme Court data protection case

Irish DPA issues a statement on Art 29 Working Party letter to WhatsApp

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) notes the publication of the Article 29 Working Party’s most recent letter to WhatsApp on its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, that were updated by WhatsApp in August 2016. The DPC welcomes the letter’s useful analysis of the substantive data protection issues that were raised by the Privacy Policy.

Source: 31-10-2017 Commissioners statement on Art 29 Working Party letter to WhatsApp. – Data Protection Commissioner – Ireland

Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The non-binding opinion was issued in relation to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the data protection authority (“DPA”) in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook with respect to its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice.

Source: Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

Ireland proposes draft data retention bill in response to CJEU decisions

12 October 2017 The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published, on 3 October 2017, the general scheme of the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017 (‘the Draft Bill’), following its approval by the Cabinet.

Source: Ireland: Minister proposes draft data retention bill in response to CJEU decisions

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