DPC Reports 10% Increase in Personal Data Breaches

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 18 March 2021
Deirdre Crowley
Issues covered: Data Protection and Freedom of Information; Data Breaches


On 25 February 2021, the Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) published its Annual Report 2020 (the “Report”), detailing its 2020 activities in monitoring, educating and regulating the application of data protection as well as e-privacy laws in Ireland. Deirdre Crowley, Partner and Shauna Joyce, Associate, Matheson, highlight some key take-aways from the Report for HR and privacy compliance professionals.

Key focus areas for the DPC in 2020 included breach notifications, enforcement, international data transfers (including an increase in Binding Corporate Rules applications) and increased focus on the lead supervisory authority regulatory mechanism.

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