• LexBlog Ireland

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Publication date:
2019-10-11

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  • Food Standards Agency announcement on CBD

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA), which regulates foods and food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, yesterday issued its long awaited statement on CBD in foods. In January 2019, the European Commission updated the Novel Food Catalogue to state that extracts of Cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids are considered as novel...

  • Irish DPC Issues New Guidance for Data Controllers on Data Security

    Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has published guidance on data security. Key Takeaways The most effective means of mitigating the risk of lost or stolen personal data is not to hold the data in the first place. A data controller should always know what personal data they hold, where it is held and how it flows...

  • Blockchain Week in Review: Week of January 31, 2020

    Weekly Focus Replies to Motions for Summary Judgments filed in SEC v. Telegram Cases Consolidated in Class Action Suit Against iFinex Inc Bittrex Introduces Insurance Coverage Research Report Finds the Number of Cryptocurrency Scams Rose in 2019 Research Report Indicates Regulatory Uncertainty a Barrier for Digital Asset Companies Coinbase Custody Launches in Ireland Cambodia Announces...

  • That’s Your Opinion, but is it Personal Data?

    Are opinions about someone personal data? Ireland’s Data Protection Commission explains. Key takeaways: An opinion can include personal data. If the opinion is not recorded — GDPR does not apply. If made or recorded for someone’s “purely personal or household” activities, with no connection to a professional or commercial activity, GDPR doesn’t apply. GDPR may...

  • Researchers warn about risk of eating wild mushrooms

    There is growing interest in collecting wild fungi in Ireland but this is not supported by an appreciation of the associated dangers, according to researchers. The issue constitutes a growing national health threat, wrote Dr. Douglas Hamilton and Dr. Gerard Meagher, from the department of public health, HSE Midlands in the first edition of Epi...

  • The Privacy Officers’ New Year’s Resolutions

    1. Brace yourself (for export turbulence) 2020 could well be a year of data export turmoil – so brace yourself! The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will determine the validity of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) (Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillan Schrems) whilst the General Court of the...

  • Cláusulas Contractuales Tipo tras la Opinión del Abogado General en Schrems II: Válidas pero, ¿eficaces en la práctica?

    “No es oro todo lo que reluce”: Es esta una advertencia que debe tener muy presente aquel que lea la Opinión del Abogado General Saugmandsgaard Øe (del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea en el caso C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II“), hecha pública el pasado 19 de...

  • AG Publishes Opinion on the Validity of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses

    On December 19, 2019, Advocate General (“AG”) Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe handed down his Opinion in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”). The AG’s Opinion provides non-binding guidance to the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) on how to decide the case. In brief, the AG recommended that...

  • Advocate General gives opinion on Schrems II: an early Christmas present?

    Today, the Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe (AG) published his opinion on a case brought by privacy rights activist, Max Schrems (C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems) (Schrems II). The case concerns the validity of the standard contractual clauses (SCCs). The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) press release...

  • Survey finds 4 in 10 wash turkey before cooking despite danger

    Almost half of people surveyed still wash their turkeys before cooking despite this practice being against food safety advice. Based on research in Ireland commissioned by the safefood organization, 43 percent of people wash turkey before cooking, which can spread food poisoning germs around kitchen surfaces, utensils, hands, and ready-to-eat foods. Even the smallest drop...

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