Regulatory

9 Oct, 2017

Preparing for the GDPR

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force. From this date, data controllers and processors will have significantly enhanced obligations towards ind...
2 May, 2017

Increased obligations for data...

IntroductionThe new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across the EU on the 25th May 2018. Under this new Regulation, data processors will be subject to more stringent ...
14 Nov, 2016

Privacy Shield Framework

A higher level of protection of personal data is given to individuals in the European Union than in the United States. This causes a difficulty where European companies wish to transfer individual’s...
19 May, 2014

Data Protection Issues in the ...

The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 confer responsibilities on any organisation that processes or controls personal data. Personal data is data that relates to a living individual who may be identi...
22 Apr, 2014
Four courts

High Court clarifies the Maste...

In recent times the Master of the High Court, has in summary cases interpreted the Rules of the Superior Court as providing him with a jurisdiction to strike out proceedings where the Plaintiff is on ...
25 Feb, 2014
Four courts

Changes to the Monetary Jurisd...

On the 3rd February 2014, Section 2(1) and Part 3 of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 took effect to change the monetary jurisdiction of the civil courts in Ireland. The ch...
9 Oct, 2013
Security Management and Enforcement Publications

New Freedom of Information Bil...

On 25 July 2013, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, introduced the new Freedom of Information Bill (the "Bill"). This Bill represents a significant development in the area...
18 Jul, 2013

General Scheme of the Gambling...

Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence recently announced the publication of the General Scheme of the Gambling Control Bill 2013.Minister Shatter, stated that “the legislation...
9 Jul, 2013

Regulation of Pre-School Child...

A recent investigation by RTÉ’s Prime Time programme has shed light on the mistreatment of children at a number of crèches in Dublin and Wicklow. The programme, “A Breach Of Trust”, exposed a ...
20 Jun, 2013

The Freedom of Information Bil...

The Freedom of Information Bill 2012 (the “Bill) is one of the Governments legislative priorities for 2013. If the Bill is enacted, it will repeal and replace the current Freedom of Information Acts...
3 Apr, 2013
Corporate Responsibility

The Charities Act 2009

After an extensive drafting process The Charities Act 2009 was enacted in February 2009. Its full effect has yet to be felt however, as the Act is being commenced in stages. To date only a few minor s...
25 Mar, 2013
The Courts Bill 2013

The Courts Bill 2013

The publication of the Courts Bill 2013 was announced by Minister Alan Shatter on the 19th March 2013.The implications of this Bill, if enacted, will be twofold:1. Firstly, it is proposed that...