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Published 15 April 2020

High Court refuses request to extend one year limitation period under Defamation Act 2009

In its recent judgement in Proudfoot v MGN Limited [2019] IEHC 871, the High Court refused an application to extend the one year limitation period for defamation actions provided for under section 38 of the Defamation Act 2009.

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Legal Professional Privilege: regulator not entitled to view privileged documents

In the recent English Court of Appeal decision in Sports Direct International Plc (“Sports Direct”) v The Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) the Court overturned the High Court's decision that Sports Direct was required to hand over its privileged documents in response to a statutory notice from the FRC (pursuant to the Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016 (“SATCAR”)

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Update from the Courts Service in light of COVID-19 Pandemic as of 15 April 2020

In response to the current outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the Courts Service has introduced a number of measures to scale back the work of the courts. This will result in a huge decrease in the amount of hearings across all court jurisdictions.

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Working around COVID-19 remotely

The effects of the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak have had far reaching effects on global businesses, offices and public services. While current restrictions have disrupted the business continuity of the Courts, we have seen other areas, such as alternative dispute resolution procedures, continuing to operate relatively uninterrupted.  

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Data Protection Commission publishes Guidance on Data Security as UK Data Regulator fines company for insufficient Data Security Measures

The Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) recently published guidance for data controllers and processors outlining appropriate security measures to be implemented in relation to data subjects’ personal data. 

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Remote Working: Briefing note March 2020 

Together, we are all facing many challenges as we adapt to new ways of doing business. Handling information, both ours and our clients, is what we do on a daily basis. DAC Beachcroft Dublin has been fully agile for some time and we have clear policies and procedures in place to make sure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our systems and the information that we hold remain secure in accordance with our legal and regulatory objectives.

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Key Contacts

Charlotte Burke

Charlotte Burke

Dublin

+353 (0)1 2319679

Rowena McCormack

Rowena McCormack

Dublin

+353 (0)1 231 9628

Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

Dublin

+353 (0) 1 231 9683

Julie-Anne Binchy

Julie-Anne Binchy

Dublin

+353 (0) 123 19636

David Freeman

David Freeman

Dublin

+353 1588 2558

Simon Halpin

Simon Halpin

Dublin

+353 (0) 123 19639

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