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Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has recently come into operation and has heralded a number of significa ...

UK’s Information Commissioner publishes Annual Report as Data Protection Commission releases its 2 year Report on Regulatory Activity

UK’s Information Commissioner publishes Annual Report as Data Protection Commission releases its 2 year Report on Regulatory Activity

In July 2020, the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published its annual report. The report covers the twe ...

High Court rules that discovery documentation requested in “tiger kidnapping” case is not protected by public interest privilege

High Court rules that discovery documentation requested in “tiger kidnapping” case is not protected by public interest privilege

Introduction and background to decision In its recent decision in Byrne v Hannon and An Post [2020] IEHC 101, the High Court rejected arguments by An ...

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

In its recent decision in Ryanair DAC and Another v Van Zwol and Others [2020] IECA 105, the Court of Appeal refused an appeal by Ryanair against the ...

Latest from the Irish Courts

Latest from the Irish Courts

Remote Hearings As in other jurisdictions, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the operation of the Courts in Ireland. This has resu ...

Norwich Pharmacal Relief and Rogue Twitter Accounts

Norwich Pharmacal Relief and Rogue Twitter Accounts

On 5 June 2020, a well-known global courier service, Fastway Couriers ("Fastway"), obtained Norwich Pharmacal relief from the High Court against Twitt ...

Cyber attacks are on the rise as security risks inherent in working from home are being exploited

Cyber attacks are on the rise as security risks inherent in working from home are being exploited

A recent report released by insurance company, Hiscox, outlined that 41% of Irish businesses experienced at least one cyber attack in the six month pe ...

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

In its recent decision in Ryanair DAC and Another v Van Zwol and Others [2020] IECA 105, the Court of Appeal refused an appeal by Ryanair against the ...

What can we take from the Data Protection Commission’s first fine?

What can we take from the Data Protection Commission’s first fine?

The child and family agency, Tusla, has become the first organisation in Ireland to be fined by the Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) for breache ...

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

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 i ...