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Pro-privacy company Brave files GDPR complaint against Google

Brave filed a complaint with UK and Irish regulators over potential GDPR violations. The company, which develops the privacy-focused Brave browser, alleges that Google and others are auctioning user data and that the information not only contains sensitive details such as sexuality, ethnicity, and political opinions, but also that it is not secured correctly.

Source: Pro-privacy company Brave files GDPR complaint against Google – TechSpot

Irish DPA investigates Facebook’s refusal of Subject Access Request

When Facebook refuses Subject Access Request from one of its users, the alarm bells start to ring. Particularly when this is a legal obligation under GDPR. Following a complaint made by a UK academic, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is to investigate Facebook’s failure to comply.

Source: Facebook refuses Subject Access Request | The GDPR Guys

Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is not currently investigating Google’s data-tracking controversy as the tech giant has not yet officially incorporated its data protection reside. While Google indicated that Ireland was to be its ‘one stop shop’ data protection jurisdiction in the wake of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, it has not yet finalised this registration process with the Irish DPC’s office.

Source: Google escapes Irish data privacy investigation over tracking scandal – Independent.ie

Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook over a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) key issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.

Source: Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

Use of facial-imaging software for anti-fraud measures is legal, Minister says

The use of facial imaging software by the Irish Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is “compliant with the law”, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has said responding to parliamentary questions.

The Minister said the EU regulation “clarifies that the processing of certain personal data, such as photographs, should not systematically be considered as biometric data unless such personal data is processed through a specific technical means allowing the unique identification or authentication of a natural person”.

Source: Use of facial-imaging software for anti-fraud measures is legal, Minister says

Irish data chief finds Yahoo broke EU law in breach

Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued a statement that Yahoo broke EU law by failing to protect user information in Europe’s largest ever data breach that happened back in 2014. However, DPC issued no penalty against the company.

Source: Irish data chief finds Yahoo broke EU law in breach, issues no penalty – POLITICO

Irish DPA recived 1,300 GDPR queries

More than 1,300 “concerns or complaints” have been made to the Data Protection Commission since the General Data Protection (GDPR) became law last month, while firms have logged 60 breaches of people’s personal data with the watchdog.

Source: Data watchdog deals with 1,300 GDPR queries | Irish Examiner

New Irish Data Protection Act introduced to sit alongside GDPR

A new Data Protection Act has been introduced into law in Ireland to sit alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The new Irish Data Protection Act, passed by the Irish parliament earlier this month and subsequently signed into law by Irish president Michael D. Higgins, replaces existing data protection legislation and addresses matters left to the competency of national governments by the GDPR.

Source: New Irish Data Protection Act introduced to sit alongside GDPR

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