News

  • DPC statement on Facebook Election Day Reminder

    27th February 2020

    In advance of the recent Irish General Election on 8 February, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) notified Facebook Ireland that the Facebook Election Day Reminder (EDR) feature raised a number of data protection concerns particularly around transparency to users about how personal data is collected when interacting with the feature and subsequently used by Facebook. The DPC sought a number of remedial actions from Facebook. However, as it was not possible to implement these in advance of the Irish election Facebook decided not to launch the EDR during the election. ...
  • DPO Network Conference 2020

    26th February 2020

    Please note that the DPO Conference that was planned for March 31st has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled and we will publicise the new date as soon as it is available.   The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has established a DPC-facilitated DPO Network. The first initiative that we are rolling out is the DPO Network conference in The Helix, Dublin on 31March 2020. ...
  • Data Protection and Brexit – Frequently Asked Questions

    09th February 2020

    Brexit, particularly in the context of a ‘No Deal’ scenario, may have a serious impact on the data protection obligations of Irish controllers which transfer personal data to the UK (including Northern Ireland); because, in a situation where the UK becomes a ‘third country’, transfers to the UK will be considered transfers outside of the EU/EEA and will require a mechanism to ensure an adequate level of data protection. This FAQ aims to answer some of the basic questions as to how that might impact controllers and what steps they should take. ...