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Cyber security must become a key priority to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ ahead of the GDPR

In her annual report, Helen Dixon, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, stated that “Cybersecurity must now be a key priority for all organisations to maintain ‘integrity and confidentiality’ – particularly as this is one of the two new general principles of data protection introduced under the [General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)] and against which the higher level of fines under [the] … [Read more...]

Irish Data Commissioner report shows sharp rise in complaints and data breaches

Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), released its 2017 annual report this week. This is the fourth report since the current Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, took office. 2017 saw a significant increase in the ODPC’s budget to €7.5 million (further increased in 2018 to €11.7 million) and an extensive recruitment drive. Key highlights Total complaints received in … [Read more...]