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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

What will the next Irish Data Protection Act say?

The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU Regulation, which means that it has direct effect inside (and indeed outside) the EU. Member States do not have to do anything further in order for the GDPR to apply on May 25, 2018. However, the GDPR allows EU Member States to adapt some of its provisions; other provisions such as the imposition of fines and other sanctions may require some statutory procedures in order to be fully effective. Therefore Ireland, like other EU Member States, will amend its national data protection laws to take account of the GDPR.

Source: What will the next Irish Data Protection Act say?

IOT and data centres provide great opportunities

Interesting interview with Garry Connolly, from Host In Ireland, who will be giving a keynote Q and A at the upcoming Irish Tech News’ IoT Awards, as lead event sponsors. See more about Garry’s work for Host in Ireland and the Irish GDPR coalition.

Source: IOT and data centres provide great opportunities. Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland, GDPR coalition, speaking at DCU Alpha May 30th – Irish Tech News

Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

In the interview Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon reveals intention to use powers given by new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to issue fines of up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s annual turnover.

Source: Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

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