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ICLG Guide To Data Protection 2017
The principal data protection legislation in Ireland is the Data Protection Act 1988, as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 (together, the "DPA") which transpose, among others...
Ireland
12 Jun 2017
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General Data Protection Regulation Update
Today, 25 May 2017, marks the one year countdown to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR").
Ireland
1 Jun 2017
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EU Commission Proposes New ePrivacy Regulation
On 10 January 2017 the EU Commission proposed a new regulation (the "ePrivacy Regulation") to replace Directive 2002/58/EC (the "ePrivacy Directive").
European Union
12 Jan 2017
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Changing Tides
Data breaches are now big news. The hacking of Sony Pictures nearly caused an international incident when the US pointed the finger at North Korea.
Worldwide
27 Oct 2016
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Privacy Shield Update
As you will be aware from previous Matheson updates in our ongoing series relating to international data transfers...
Worldwide
10 Oct 2016
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European Commission Adopts Privacy Shield
On 12 July 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the ‘Privacy Shield' framework for transatlantic data transfers from the EU to the US.
European Union
18 Jul 2016
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The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Data Protection 2016
The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides a legal right for persons: to access information held by a body to which FOI legislation applies; to have official information relating to himself/ herself amended where it is incomplete...
Ireland
13 Jul 2016
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Data Protection Day Update: Prioritise Data Protection To Avoid Substantial Fines
Companies in Ireland will have to pay more attention to their data protection procedures in future as a new EU regulation to be formally approved by the EU in the coming weeks threatens companies...
Ireland
3 Feb 2016
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Common European Sales Law: Does It Make Common Sense?
On 11 October 2011, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law ("CESL") which envisages creating an optional set of uniform European contract law rules which would operate in parallel with each EU Member States’ national contract law.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Extra Protection For Copyright Holders: European Union (Copyright And Related Rights) Regulations 2012
The Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, recently announced the signing into law of the European Union (Copyright and Related Rights) Regulations 2012 (the "Regulations").
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Once More Unto The Breach: Court Reconsiders NETTV And Exclusion Clauses For Deliberate Breach
Following the decision of the High Court of England and Wales in the NetTV case, there was a strong presumption against the ability of an exclusion clause to exclude liability for a deliberate repudiatory breach.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Withholding Consent In A Commercial Context – What’s Reasonable?
In the recent case of Porton Capital Technology Funds & Ors v 3M UK Holdings Ltd & Anor, the English High Court considered the relevant principles to be applied where a Share Purchase Agreement ("SPA") provided that the purchaser of the business could not cease to carry on the business without the vendor’s consent.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Time Is Up - Contractual Notice Provisions
The UK Commercial Court examined the notice provisions in a share purchase agreement ("SPA") between the parties in the case of Ener-G Holdings plc v Hormell.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Better Late Than Never: The New Directive On Late Payments In Commercial Transactions
The new directive on combating late payments in commercial transactions (the "Directive") was published on 16 February 2011. It is due to be transposed into Irish law prior to 16 March 2013. The Directive was adopted in an effort to develop a business environment supportive of timely payments in commercial transactions and to improve the liquidity of small and medium enterprises in the European Union.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Data Protection Commissioner Looks To The Clouds
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner recently issued guidance in relation to data protection issues to be considered when contracting for cloud computing services.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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Three Strikes, Not Out: EMI v Data Protection Commissioner
On 27 June 2012, EMI Records (Ireland) Ltd, Sony Music Entertainment Ireland Ltd, Universal Music Ireland Ltd and Warner Music Ireland Ltd secured a court order in the Commercial Court quashing a notice issued by the Data Protection Commissioner (the "Commissioner") directing eircom to cease using the "three strikes" system which is aimed at preventing the illegal downloading of music.
Ireland
17 Sep 2012
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