There is no doubt that SME’s will be hardest hit by this decision. Our right to privacy does come with a cost and this case certainly adds additional layers of complexities and costs. We will likely see a shift towards what is known as “data localisation”, meaning keeping personal data of EU residents in the…

Key takeaways from the case: 1. Privacy Shield can no longer be relied as a basis to transfer data to the US. Urgent replacement framework required again! US Governments approach is seen as disproportionate to its goals and that no sufficient redress for individuals to challenge the government actions exist. 2. SCC’s are still valid…

The use of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC’s) is an extremely common legal mechanism for transferring personal data outside the EU while staying on the right side of GDPR. Some may recall a preliminary reference made by the Irish High Court to the CJEU on foot of a challenge brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors acted for a client who was driving his car when a truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction, lost control and struck our client’s car resulting in his suffering injuries to his neck, shoulder and back. Our client underwent a number of MRIs and had to undergo extensive physiotherapy. Although the…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors secured a settlement for a client who was caused to slip and fall outside her premises as a result of a defect in a stair. Our client had previously warned the owner of the defect but nothing was done to fix it. She slipped and fell causing injuries to her lower back….

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a driver of a vehicle who was on one of the main roads in the city centre when the vehicle in front of him suddenly reversed into his car. Initially the driver of the other vehicle argued that our client was at fault and that he had in fact been rear…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a client who was the driver of a vehicle which was on a main road and struck by another vehicle approaching from a minor road. Our client suffered injuries to her neck and back. We advised our client on the likely level of compensation and then our solicitors initiated court proceedings,…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a client who was a passenger in a vehicle which was struck by another vehicle which resulted in an injury to our client’s knee. We did not consider the Personal Injuries Board assessment of the injury to be adequate in this case and therefore we issued proceedings and pursued the claim…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a client who was employed by a large multinational company. He was injured while at work but the company initially refused to accept responsibility for the accident. Our client suffered a number of different injuries including injuries to his neck and back; however the Personal Injuries Board was not able to…

Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors represented a client who was a passenger in a vehicle which was rear ended, as a result of which he suffered injuries to his neck and back. Whilst liability for the accident was admitted, the extent of the injuries was disputed. Despite this, our solicitors secured a settlement for our client without…

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