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Recent Developments in the Area of Data Protection Claims in Ireland

Written By Deirdre Miller B.L. On 11 July 2023 at the Dublin Circuit Court, the plaintiff in Kaminski v Ballymaguire Foods Limited [2023] IECC 5 was awarded €2,000 compensation for non-material damage arising from the further processing of his personal data collected via CCTV contrary to the GDPR, which was held to be a breach of his data protection rights. The plaintiff brought the claim against his employer, ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


Meet the ADPO Executive Committee

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) Executive Committee has been elected to represent all ADPO members. They aim to do this by focusing on the following areas: Providing accredited training for you to up-skill. Holding a yearly conference as well as regular events and webinars to learn, share, and broaden your network. Lobbying for positive integration of data protection both in Ireland and ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


De-banking Nigel Farage and the NatWest SARs

Written by Tom Gilligan Data protection rights were at the centre of a controversy in the UK. Nigel Farage claimed to have been asked to leave a NatWest subsidiary, Coutts Bank, often referred to as being “de-banked”. The BBC ran a story about the matter. It subsequently emerged that the source of the story was Alison Rose, the Chief Executive Officer of National Westminster ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


New Guidance for DPOs on AI and Personal Data

A new publication from the Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO) aims to provide Data Protection Officers (DPOs) with guidance on Ai and personal data. The publication, prepared by the AI and Data Working Group of CEDPO, comes at a time when AI tools are increasingly interacting with personal data, often at a vast scale. With the very fast-paced development and roll out ...

   Friday, June 30th


WEF Publishes Recommendations on Generative AI

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a set of recommendations on generative AI. The ‘Presidio Recommendations on Responsible Generative AI’ were developed from the Responsible AI Leadership Summit, held in April 2023, which brought together over 100 AI stakeholders. Amongst the 30 recommendations were measures to foster trust in AI system, such as disclosure of where AI is used, content traceability, and transparency. The recommendations also ...

   Friday, June 30th


Annual Data Protection Conference in Ireland

The Association of Data Protection Officers in Ireland and ICS held the 14th Annual Data Protection Conference – ‘Beyond Policy: How can data protection keep pace with the world of technology?’ in Croke Park, Dublin on May 16th. The Irish community of cross-sectoral Data Protection professionals came together last week to engage on the challenges and opportunities driven by the major developments in fast-moving technology. ...

  Wednesday, May 24th


Guidance Published for Data Protection Commission Questionnaire

ADPO has contributed to a new CEDPO paper setting out considerations for organisations and data protection officers when completing the current questionnaire from the Data Protection Commission and other Statutory Authorities. The questionnaire, which is part of a Europe-wide initiative, was sent to 100 Irish organisations with registered Data Protection Officers from a range of sectors. More information and access to the full paper is ...

   Wednesday, May 24th


AI Regulations Developing Around the World

Artificial Intelligence is in the sights of regulators around the world, with major and diverse new legislation on AI rules being brought forward in the EU, USA, and China, amongst others. Individual countries have also brought in regulation of specific AI tools in response to the recent rapid development of Large Language Models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT or Google’s LAMDBA.At the ...

   Tuesday, May 2nd


TikTok Supports Fund for Irish Digital Skills Non-Profits

TikTok, the popular video-based social media network, is donating €1 million to a new ‘TikTok Digital Future Fund’, to be administered by Rethink Ireland. The fund is intended to help non-profits in Ireland that work to help young people develop their digital skills. Of the total €1 million in support, €750,000 will be in the form of a donation, while the remainder will come as advertising support. ...

   Thursday, August 31st


Get the Latest Information on National Skills Initiatives and Funding

The EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Platform launched a new content series of digital skills overviews by country as part of a recent update. The new series includes both an overview of the strategies in place in each country, as well as funding opportunities. The Digital Skills and Jobs platform is designed as a central hub for digital skills information and is connected ...

   Thursday, August 31st


The Roller Coaster Ride of Digital Transformation and Harnessing the Power of Data

Written by Aislinn Gannon, General Manager, Digital Health Team, HSE Sligo & HISI Executive Committee Member In the rapidly evolving landscape of today, the concept of digital health has transcended mere buzzword status; it stands as a transformative influence that is on the brink of reshaping the entire delivery, experience, and perception of healthcare. Nonetheless, the process of implementing digital health solutions defies a straightforward ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


Recent Developments in the Area of Data Protection Claims in Ireland

Written By Deirdre Miller B.L. On 11 July 2023 at the Dublin Circuit Court, the plaintiff in Kaminski v Ballymaguire Foods Limited [2023] IECC 5 was awarded €2,000 compensation for non-material damage arising from the further processing of his personal data collected via CCTV contrary to the GDPR, which was held to be a breach of his data protection rights. The plaintiff brought the claim against his employer, ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


Meet the ADPO Executive Committee

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) Executive Committee has been elected to represent all ADPO members. They aim to do this by focusing on the following areas: Providing accredited training for you to up-skill. Holding a yearly conference as well as regular events and webinars to learn, share, and broaden your network. Lobbying for positive integration of data protection both in Ireland and ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


De-banking Nigel Farage and the NatWest SARs

Written by Tom Gilligan Data protection rights were at the centre of a controversy in the UK. Nigel Farage claimed to have been asked to leave a NatWest subsidiary, Coutts Bank, often referred to as being “de-banked”. The BBC ran a story about the matter. It subsequently emerged that the source of the story was Alison Rose, the Chief Executive Officer of National Westminster ...

   Wednesday, August 30th


EU’s Cyber Resilience Act Edges Closer to Adoption

The EU’s Cyber Resilience Act has moved closer to adoption after a committee of the European Parliament voted to approve it. The Act, which will impact Irish businesses, as well as companies across the EU, is intended to protect consumers and provide them with clearer information about the security of connected products and services they buy or use. Speaking last year, when the ...

   Monday, July 31st


Europe-wide AI Regulation Approved by European Parliament

New regulations for artificial intelligence moved closer to adoption after a recent European Parliament vote. The AI Act will mark a major shift in the way AI is governed in Ireland, and across the EU. It is now being negotiated between representatives of EU Member State governments, the European Parliament, and the European Commission. A final agreement on the content of the AI Act ...

   Monday, July 31st