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- UPDATE: AG Opinion in Schrems II Delayed
The Advocate General’s (“AG”) Opinion in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”), has been delayed until the 19th December 2019. (The original publication date was set for the week before, on the 12th December.) The primary question before the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), and the AG, in Schrems...
- New Regulations permitting Central Bank to restrict individuals’ data protection rights
The Minister of Finance has passed new Regulations, the Data Protection Act 2018 (section 60(6)) (Central Bank of Ireland) Regulations 2019, permitting data subjects’ rights under Articles 12-22 and Article 34, and controllers’ obligations under Article 5 GDPR, to be restricted to the extent necessary and proportionate to allow the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI)...
- Half of Salmonella infections in Ireland acquired abroad
More than half of Salmonella infections in Ireland last year were associated with international travel, according to a recent report. During 2018, 363 people had salmonellosis including 349 confirmed and 14 probable compared to 414 in 2017 based on figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Ireland’s agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases...
- Irish Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance on Right of Access Under GDPR
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has issued a guidance note on the right of access under the General Data Protection Regulation. Key takeaways: Requests to access data are the majority of complaints received. If reasonably necessary to clarify the request, you may request that the requester specify the information or processing activities they want access to....
- Ireland Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing Under GDPR
The Irish Data Protection Commission has issued guidance on cloud computing. Here are key takeaways for companies and cloud providers: You must remain in control of the personal data you collect. You must have a written agreement with the cloud provider meeting with the requirements of Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation. Before...
- Ireland Issues Data Breach Notification Guidance
The Irish Data Protection Commission has issued guidance on data breach notification under GDPR. Key takeaways: A personal data breach is a security incident that negatively impacts the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of personal data, with the consequence that the controller is unable to ensure compliance with the principles for processing personal data as outlined...
- Irish Data Protection Commission Issues Guide to Data Protection Impact Assessments
We heard recently from French Data Protection Authority CNIL on the topic of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs). Now, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has issued its own Guidance Note on DPIAs under The General Data Protection Regulation. It describes the process in detail and provides lists of risks and mitigation methods. Key takeaways: If you...
- John Gilmartin, CEO of Klyant, On Building a Global Customer Base
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxf5dSqYeds Kevin speaks John Gilmartin, CEO of Klyant, on the growth of their legal accounting software, and what it’s like being an entrepreneur in Ireland. Transcription Kevin O’Keefe: We’re going again. Who am I talking with? John Gilmartin: I’m John Gilmartin. I’m the CEO at a company called Klyant and we do legal accounting software Kevin:...
- Northern Ireland’s Abortion Restrictions Violate European Human Rights Convention
Yesterday, the High Court in Northern Ireland held that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it bars abortions in cases of fatal fetal abnormality. As explained in a Summary of Judgment issued by the court: In June 2018, the UK Supreme Court …...
- FSAI says its audit findings on Sushi are ‘concerning’
Nine in 10 sushi businesses did not have adequate controls to safeguard human health during a Food Safety Authority of Ireland audit. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) conducted the audits in October 2018 in 11 businesses. The audit of sushi manufacturers, restaurants and takeaway outlets revealed 76 breaches of food safety regulations for...
- Large E. coli O157 outbreak in Ireland, October-November 2005
Between October and November of 2005, 18 cases of E. coli O157:H7 were identified in a small rural area of midwest Ireland. According to Eurosurveillance Weekly, nine of the 18 cases were preschool children attending two local creches, both of which were unregistered. Creches are childcare...
- Valuable insight in an insightful land
Looking for high quality CLE in a beautiful venue? Join experienced corporate counsel and outside practitioners in Limerick, Ireland for Advertising Law in the United States and Europe — The Challenges Ahead sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center and the University of Limerick. The venue is...
- Hopefully England and Wales Will Stand Firm Against Trade Union Demands to Allow Claiming for Pleural Plaques
Now that Scotland and Northern Ireland are allowing lawsuits for compensation for pleural plaques, trade union UNITE is arguing that England and Wales also should allow pleural plaques claiming, as illustrated here. But England already – and wisely – seriously considered but rejected legislation to ...
- Northern Ireland’s Largest E. coli Outbreak Hits 269
Update: Since this article was originally published, eight more cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed to be part of this outbreak, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 98. There are an additional 175 suspected cases, according to North Ireland’s Public Health Agency, as reported by...
- German Court Says Facebook Not Subject to German Law
Facebook may be gaining ground in its struggle against German authorities. In a preliminary ruling, the state of Schleswig-Holstein’s Administrative Court has rejected penalties against Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland, stating that the social network is not subject to German law. The Schleswig-Ho...
- Forum non conveniens – Trezziova v. Kohn
The Madoff Ponzi scheme had far-reaching impact. How far? At least as far as Ireland and Luxembourg, each of which produced a number of plaintiffs in Trezziova v. Kohn (2d Cir. Sep. 17, 2013). In Trezziova, investors in a number of funds (the Thema International Fund PLC , the Herald LUX Fund,...
- ECR Episode IX – Serving up the Third Round: The Next Wave of Export Control Reform Takes Effect on July 1, 2014
In the country pubs of Ireland, it has long been the practice of the barkeep to “stand the third round” for good customers, meaning to offer the third drink for free. The practice makes sense both as customer appreciation and as an inducement for those fine customers to continue their revelries...
- HMT consults on payment systems to be regulated by PSR
HM Treasury (HMT) has published a consultation on the payment systems it proposes to be designated for regulation by the new Payment Systems Regulator. The list of proposed systems includes: Bacs; CHAPS; Faster Payments; LINK; Cheque and Credit; Northern Ireland Clearing; Visa; and MasterCard....
- DOL Provides Key ERISA Guidance on QLAC/DC Lifetime Income
The DOL just published its first serious guidance on supporting lifetime income with the publication of FAB 2015-2, guidance which is very necessary for the success of the Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts, as well as DC lifetime income income. The FAB is an initial, but substantial, step in...
- Irish Competition Commission warns insurers about talking up prices
The Irish Independent has reported that the Irish Competition Commission has called out the head of Insurance Ireland (which represents 95% of the domestic market) for saying that car insurance rates were set to rise by 25% in 2016 and that there was “further upward pressure on premiums”. The...