Crossfire

Matheson’s technology and IP law blog

SCL Event Report: Irish Group Data Protection May Seminar

May, 2015

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On 7 May 2015, Matheson hosted and sponsored the SCL Irish Group’s breakfast seminar on data security and cyber insurance, which drew an audience of over 100 professionals working in the area of data protection in Ireland and the UK. John O’Connor, Chair of the SCL Irish Group and head of Matheson’s Technology and Commercial Contracts group, commenced the morning by setting out the data security requirements placed on data controllers and processors by legislation. They must maintain “appropriate” security… Read more…

Irish Data Protection Commissioner comments on social media companies in light of Google Spain case

May, 2015

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Irish Data Protection Commissioner comments on social media companies in light of  the EU (CJEU) ruling in the Google Spain case.  The case involved a Spanish citizen’s request to be removed from Google’s search index. The CJEU considered the ‘establishment’ test under the 1995 Directive, which states that processing of personal data does not necessarily have to be carried out where the controller is established in order for the Directive to apply – it is sufficient for the processing to… Read more…