French court ruling considers lawfulness of using EU subsidiary of US cloud service provider post-Schrems II

The Conseil d’État, France’s highest administrative court, recently ruled that personal data collected via a platform managed by Doctolib, and hosted by an EU subsidiary of a US-based company (subject to US surveillance laws), was…

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Bavarian DPA finds data transfers to US-based email marketing platform unlawful

The Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently ruled that a German publisher should cease using a US-based email marketing platform to send newsletters to its subscribers. The Bavarian DPA found that transfers of email addresses…

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Complaint to DPC in connection with Facebook Data Dump Breach

Digital Legal rights Ireland has actually approved a required from people in regard to the leaking of personal data from the Facebook site; this information was lately made readily available to the general public. The…

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EDPB responds to questions on processing health data

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently responded to questions submitted by the EU Commission seeking clarification on the consistent application of the GDPR to health research. The responses cover 21 questions and provide clarity…

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Statement on collation of dossiers by Department of Heath and also Departmental ROPA paper

We were disturbed by recent revelations on RTE’s Prime-time show Investigates in regard to the Department of Health. According to the program, the Department was looking at dossiers on family members that had made cases…

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Update on the DRI Article 80 Photo Upload Instance

We remain to make progress in our representation in support of targets of the Irish Dissonance leak. We anticipate to progress to Court in the following 2 months. Funds were raised through GoFundMe to assist…

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DPC publishes Annual Report for 2020

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its Annual Report for 2020. The Report looks back on the span of regulatory work completed by the DPC over the past year, and reveals some interesting trends…

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Unified Patent Court- What is happening?

The UPC has faced continuous obstacles delaying its implementation. As matters stand, 15 contracting Member States have already ratified, including France and Italy. Once German ratification is complete it is anticipated that the final steps could…

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Impact of Brexit on IP law

On 1 January 2021, the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) came into force and the general principles of EU law, existing EU treaties and EU free movement rights ceased to apply in the UK, after…

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EU Payment publishes draft UK adequacy choices

The EU Payment looks readied to embrace two competence choices in favour of the UK, which will allow services to remain to freely transfer personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK. On 19 February…

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