Tuesday 16 January 2018

Ireland plays a key role in protection of privacy

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon


The latest ruling on personal data by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) places Ireland at the centre of a privacy storm with constitutional, commercial, consumer and international diplomatic dimensions.

As a small island nation on the periphery of Europe, Ireland can stand proudly over its record in enticing major multi-national technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn to our shores.

It is here that these tech icons have chosen to set up headquarters for their operations in Europe, making the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) - led by Helen Dixon - a de facto regulator for the region at large.

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