The Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2019, the first full calendar year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force. The report includes several case studies and contains detailed information on the outcome of a statutory investigation carried out by the DPC. These provide useful guidance for organisations and practical insights into how the DPC is interpreting and applying data protection principles in real-life scenarios.
The Irish media merger regime has a long history and remains a complex part of Irish regulatory law and politics. Given the recent sharp increase in mergers of Irish and global media businesses – reflecting dramatic levels of decline in 'traditional' media consumption and 'e-substitution' leading to pressure to consolidate – the Irish media merger regime is affecting all corners of the global industry.