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Current Issue

PL&B International, Issue 151 | February 2018

Lead story:
Ireland issues Data Protection Bill to implement the GDPR

The long awaited Irish Data Protection Bill was published on 1 February 2018. Paul Lavery of McCann FitzGerald reports on the potentially controversial issues in the Bill. ...more

Back Issues

PL&B International, Issue 150 | December 2017

Lead story:
Australia’s mandatory breach notification regime imminent

A notification duty will apply, from February 2018, to all private sector and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of more than A$3 million. ...more

PL&B International, Issue 149 | October 2017

Lead story:
East meets West: Converging regimes, different approaches

Data Protection Authorities discussed legislative frameworks, data transfers and new technologies ...more

PL&B International, Issue 148 | August 2017

Lead story:
Russia increases DPA’s powers and fines

Since 1 July, companies in Russia face increased fines and its DPA, Roskomnadzor, can prosecute more offences ...more

PL&B International, Issue 147 | June 2017

Lead story:
Germany’s new DP Act: Big news or business as usual?

The current rule of appointing a DPO in organisations remains. There is no cap on fines and there is the possibility of a criminal sentence of up to three years. ...more