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Matheson hosts the second Data Protection Day Seminar

January, 2014

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The law on data protection is changing rapidly and is becoming ever more relevant to Irish citizens and businesses. The Council of Europe has designated January 28, as Data Protection Day to “give citizens an opportunity to understand what kind of data about them is collected and processed, why this is done, and what rights they have.” To coincide with Data Protection Day, Matheson hosted a breakfast seminar on the latest developments in data protection law. Irish Data Protection Commissioner… Read more…

CJEU finds that fees can be charged for data subject access requests, as long as they’re not excessive

January, 2014

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As we noted in a previous post, data subject access requests can often be an onerous burden on any organisation that receives them, as they must produce a significant volume of documents containing the personal data of the person making the request. It can be a lengthy and costly exercise. On 12 December 2013, the CJEU clarified an ambiguity in certain language versions (including English) of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC as to whether a data controller is entitled to… Read more…