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- Authorities issue warnings about toxins in shellfish
Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South...
- FSA survey reveals people eating food past use-by dates
Half of people worried about food affordability have eaten cooked meats and bagged salad past their use by dates, according to a Food Standards Agency survey monitoring behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. The monthly tracker looked at attitudes, experience and behaviors of consumers on food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Further surveys are planned...
- European Data Privacy Regulators Promise to Enforce Data Privacy Despite Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended global business, but European regulators say it won’t stop them from promoting privacy and data protection, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals. “What’s clear about the regulators’ enforcement strategies is that they each intend to keep pushing data protection forward, knowing its general importance is only growing as...
- "Sentencing Rape A Comparative Analysis"
The title of this post is the title of this new book authored by Graeme Brown for which I received an announce from the publisher offering a discount for SL&P readers. Here are the details: This book presents an in-depth comparative study of sentencing practice for rape in six common law jurisdictions: England and Wales, Scotland,...
- Schrems II judgement due in July – what this might mean for your outsourcing deal
Just when we thought our summers might have been looking a bit dull, it was announced that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be making its final ruling in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland & Schrems on 16 July 2020. This judgement concerns the legality of the European...
- Firm shut down in Ireland for selling potentially unsafe meat
Irish authorities have closed an unregistered business for selling meat judged to be unfit to eat. Jair Lopes Muniz of JLM Foods and JLM Family Butchers on Main Street Tyrrellspass, Westmeath, was served with a closure order in May. The small meat manufacturing plant was not registered or approved by authorities for operations taking place,...
- ECJ to Deliver Judgment on the Validity of SCCs on 16th July 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has announced that it will deliver its judgment in what has become known as the Schrems II case (Case 311/18 Facebook Ireland and Schrems) on 16th July 2020. The judgment will determine the validity of the Standard Contractual Clauses (or Model Clauses) (SCCs) as a transfer...
- Irish agencies repeat don’t wash raw chicken message
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has used the backdrop of World Food Safety Day to remind people never to wash raw chicken. FSAI and Safe Food, a group that promotes awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition on the island of Ireland, said washing raw chicken can spread food poisoning bacteria up...
- Tour organisers not liable for ‘White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride’ injury (Ireland)
The claimant failed in her damages claim against the organisers of her overseas holiday for an injury to her elbow suffered on a ‘White Knuckle Jet Boat Thrill Ride’ excursion that she had signed up for whilst on a cruise. She failed in her allegations of negligence that, despite the fact that she was aware...
- DPC publishes Report and Guidance on cookies following a “cross-sector and cross-size” sweep of website operators
- Officials Identify Eatery Linked to Salmonellosis
Seven total cases of salmonella were reported in Latah County, according to a release sent out last week by the health department. In response to a public records request from the Lewiston Tribune, the North Central District Health Department issued a release Tuesday saying the restaurant is...
- Irish Court: IP addresses not personal data
Irish Court upholds contractual graduated response mechanism to fight online copyright infringement, holding that IP addresses are not personal data before they are transferred to the...
- Pension Simplification
The Pensions Board’s deadline for the submission of responses to its consultation on the simplification of defined contribution pension provision passed at the end of February. The consultation sought views on a number of different issues. These ranged from the number of different pension vehicles ...
- 290 E. coli cases from Flicks in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Environmental Health Officers from Belfast City Council are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 linked to Flicks restaurant in Cityside Mall, 100-150 York Street, Belfast. As of 3pm on Wednesday 24 October 2012, there were 124...
- EU Presidency seeks political guidance on most contested aspects of the draft Data Protection Regulation
This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On 24 April 2013, the EU Presidency, currently held by Ireland, prepared a Note to the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) regarding the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation). The Note was leaked and published on...
- Listeria Prompts Salmon Recall
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall notice on batches of farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure”. Affected batches have use-by dates ranging from December 19th to January 8th next year. Clarke’s Organic Farmed Smoked Salmon is ...
- Irish High Court Refers Questions to European Court of Justice: Can National DPAs Disregard Safe Harbor?
In a new turn to the Maximilian Schrems case in Ireland, the Irish High Court on 18 June 2014 decided to refer several questions to the European Court of Justice, including whether national data protection authorities in Europe may disregard the Safe Harbor decision of the European Commission when...
- Irish Government Files Amicus Brief in Microsoft Case
As reported in the Privacy & Information Security Law blog, various technology companies, academics and trade associations filed amicus briefs in support of Microsoft’s attempts to resist a U.S. government search warrant seeking to compel it to disclose the contents of customer emails that are...
- Minister for International Financial Services launches FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)
On 14 September 2015, Minister of State for International Financial Services Simon Harris TD launched the FPAI, a new trade association founded to further the interests of stakeholders involved in the rapidly evolving Irish FinTech sector. FinTech (financial technology) is the term used to...
- Independence of ODPC called into question
Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) intend to serve legal proceedings on the Government in the coming days, claiming that the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has acted in breach of EU law by failing to ensure that the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) exercises her role independently. Th...