Region: Ireland

Irish launch whistleblower protections

Ireland's whistleblower anti-retaliation measures came into force yesterday. The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 bans companies from penalising workers for disclosing alleged wrongdoing to their employers and government agencies.

16 July 2014

European Commission backs Microsoft in data collection battle

Comments made by EU commissioner Viviane Reding appear to support Microsoft in its conflict with US authorities over access to an individual’s email data.

30 June 2014

Ireland refers data protection safe harbour programme to ECJ

Justice Gerard Hogan of Ireland's High Court has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether the EU's Safe Harbour programme, which allows the transfer of personal data to US companies despite data protection restrictions, is compatible with EU privacy rights.

19 June 2014

Irish government investigators "at breaking point"

White-collar specialist Remy Farrell SC says Ireland's enforcers are faced with an “endemic” lack of resources, the Irish Times reports. The strain is so serious that the Irish police’s Bureau of Fraud Investigation is struggling to process self-reports – failing to self-report alleged criminal activity has been an offence since 2011.

03 June 2014

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