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Friday 15 December 2017

Court ruling shows our data is in danger and the US holds our laws in contempt

Microsoft Office still dominates
Microsoft Office still dominates

TJ McIntyre

The appointment of Helen Dixon as the new Data Protection Commissioner has attracted worldwide attention, due to the number of US multi-nationals which have set up headquarters in Ireland.

It was one of two recent developments which have major significance for privacy in Ireland and elsewhere in the years ahead.

Ms Dixon's appointment makes her responsible for the personal data of hundreds of millions of European users of companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

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