Blogs

Data protection and canvassing

10th May 2019

Ireland is a democracy and it is very important that politicians are able to communicate with voters ahead of the upcoming local and European elections. However, where personal data are being used for electoral purposes, those doing so must respect the individual’s right to data protection and must abide by their responsibilities as data controllers under data protection law. ...

Taking photos at school events – Where common sense comes into play

12th April 2019

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has triggered a significant shift in people’s perception of data protection, and organisations across all types of sectors are contending with different challenges in terms of ensuring they are balancing their interests with the rights of individuals around their personal data. ...

Does the GDPR really say that?

11th March 2019

It’s rare that a new law provokes so much interest and debate, right across the general public; but, as it turns out, in both the run up to 25th May 2018 as well as in the months since then, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) has been the talk of the proverbial town, and everyone seems to have a great story about what activity they’ve heard that the GDPR now bans. ...