Data Breach Trends from the First Year of the GDPR

21st October 2019

This information note is intended to give an overview of the trends observed by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the first year of the mandatory breach reporting regime introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The statistics and trends discussed below capture all data breach notifications received in the first year since the 25th of May 2018. ...

Statutory Inquiries by the DPC

16th April 2019

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the 2018 Act), the DPC may conduct two different types of statutory inquiry under Section 110 in order to establish whether an infringement of the GDPR or the 2018 Act has occurred. These are a complaint-based inquiry or an inquiry of the DPC’s “own volition”.  ...