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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

Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

In a long-awaited decision on whether and how Europeans’ private data can be protected from the roving eyes of the NSA, the Irish Commercial High Court this morning declared that “standard contractual clauses” —the procedure that tech companies like Facebook use to try to satisfy European privacy laws—should be reviewed by the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice (CJEU).

Source: Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

Human rights watchdog seeks details on Ireland surveillance data sharing

Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) – leading human rights watchdog – has asked the Irish government and security agencies to release details of how they share intelligence surveillance with other governments.

Source: Human rights watchdog seeks details on foreign surveillance

Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

The Irish High Court has reviewed recent decisions by the U.S. surveillance court and a federal appeals court for a case on the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the United States. EPIC explained that the modifications to the NSA’s “Upstream” program were significant, but emphasized that the scathing rebuke of the NSA’s prior violations and “institutional lack of candor” show that there are not adequate limitations in the US on mass surveillance.

Source: EPIC In Court: Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

Preparing for the GDPR: A first look at the Irish Data Protection Bill

Last month, the Irish government published the General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017 (the “Scheme”). This Scheme provides some insight into the Irish Government’s legislative intent and approach towards those provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) where Member States are afforded a margin of flexibility.

Source: Preparing for the GDPR: A first look at the Irish Data Protection Bill Mason Hayes Curran

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