The Hill
Google and Tinder in crosshairs of Ireland on GDPR
/ Investigations, Ireland

Google and Tinder in crosshairs of Ireland on GDPR

Ireland's Data Protection Commission, based in Dublin, is investigating Google's Irish subsidiary to decide whether the company meets transparency obligations under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or "has a valid legal basis for processing the location data of its users," the commission said in a statement ...
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The Irish Times
Press critical of Irish DPA on fines and WhatsApp delay
/ Fines news, Ireland

Press critical of Irish DPA on fines and WhatsApp delay

Data protection authorities in Europe issued fines worth a combined €410 million to organisations last year for violations but none originated in the Republic, despite it being home to many of the world’s biggest technology companies. New figures compiled by the Italian data protection body Osservatarorio di Federprivacy ...
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Fortune
Irish DPA's decision on fines for WhatsApp delayed by company lawyers
/ Ireland, Privacy commentary

Irish DPA’s decision on fines for WhatsApp delayed by company lawyers

Those waiting for Europe’s tough privacy laws to seriously bite Big Tech will have to keep waiting a while longer. Ireland’s privacy watchdog was due to say next month whether WhatsApp had broken the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by not giving people enough clear information about how it uses ...
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The Irish Examiner
Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs potentially facing a EUR 1 million data privacy fine
/ Investigations, Ireland

Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs potentially facing a EUR 1 million data privacy fine

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) is facing a possible investigation and potential €1m fines over the mandatory requirement to hold a public services card in order to access the new National Childcare Scheme. The Irish Examiner has learned that the Data Protection Commissioner has written ...
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