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John Eustace

Recent Posts

Data Protection Commissioner - Annual Report

The Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) today (April 11th) published its Annual Report for 2016. The ...
Read More 11 April 2017

Privacy Shield

The first review of Privacy Shield will take place in September of this year. The Privacy Shield program is administered...
Read More 07 April 2017

The Commercial Context of Privacy Compliance

Read More 20 January 2017

E-Privacy Directive 2018 - Update

The latest draft of the forthcoming EU e-Privacy Directive has been leaked. The legislation, which will replace the exis...
Read More 13 December 2016

Privacy Shield Doomed to Fail?

Max Schrems, the Austrian privacy campaigner, has stated that the newly-passed Privacy Shield will likely fail. The new ...
Read More 12 July 2016

Privacy Shield agreement to be reached this week

According to several news reports, the EU Commission has sent a revised draft of the Privacy Shield adequacy decision to...
Read More 05 July 2016

Two Prosecutions by the Data Protection Commissioner in Two Weeks

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) this week successfully prosecuted a private investigator for breac...
Read More 16 June 2016

New developments in the Schrems v Facebook Case

In an unexpected move, the United States Government and IBEC have asked to be joined as parties in the Irish High Court ...
Read More 15 June 2016

ODPC refers Facebook data sharing arrangements to the European Court of Justice

The aftermath of the Max Schrems v. Facebook case, which resulted in the end of the EU-US Safe Harbor data sharing agree...
Read More 01 June 2016

EU-US “Privacy Shield” for data transfers: MEPs call for further improvements to be implemented

The EU Commission should go on negotiating with the USA to remedy “deficiencies” in proposed “Privacy Shield” protection...
Read More 26 May 2016

Does your organisation need a Data Protection Officer?

The forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will mandate certain organisations to designate a Data Prot...
Read More 11 May 2016

Preparing for the Individual Health Identifier (IHI)

A recent event in Dun Laoghaire provided valuable insights regarding the proposed new Individual Health Identifier (IHI)...
Read More 04 May 2016