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Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Report 2014 highlights an increasing global approach to data protection

June, 2015

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The new Irish Data Protection Commissioner (‘DPC’) Helen Dixon has published her annual report for 2014. The following are some of the highlights which are grouped below under relevant themes: Importance of DPC’s role and independence In the introductory section the DPC informs us that Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner, was a member of the interview board which appointed her as DPC. No doubt this was done to ensure that a truly objective and reasoned appointment was made for… Read more…

Commission Proposal on new data protection rules supported by Justice Ministers of the Council

June, 2015

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On the 15th of June the Justice Ministers in the Council of the European Union reached agreement on a General Approach to the new EU Data Protection Regulation, allowing the debate to move on to the next stage. The Council agreed upon many of the fundamental pillars proposed by the Commission in 2012 which received the backing of the Parliament in March 2014. The General Approach contains an agreement to establish a single set of rules on data protection valid… Read more…