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…

Gaming and Lotteries Update Does your organisation run competitions or promotions? Be aware that as of the 24 June 2020, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2020 was signed. The new regime will commence on 1st December 2020.  

We have all had to make changes to the way we live during this difficult time, and we have adapted our practice to be there in whatever way we can for our clients, by implementing work practices that follow the new regulations and social distancing guidelines. The Covid 19 crisis has prompted many people to…

Following on from parts 1 – 3 in our series of articles relating to the COVID 19 crisis what follows below is an overview of the alternative methods of executing legal documents that may be helpful in keeping business moving while at the same time being cognisant of the necessary COVID-19 restrictions that are in…

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate lives around the world and most commentators are predicting a sharp economic correction. Some contractual issues which have been raised by concerned parties are discussed below. 1. FORCE MAJEURE Force Majeure clauses are often included in commercial contracts. The clause typically seeks to excuse a non-performing party, whereby certain…

Part 2: COVID 19 – Companies Registration Office Filings Following on from Part 1 of our COVID 19 series of articles below is a summary of the current situation and obligations relating to the Company Registration Office (the “CRO”). The CRO announced that it will not be in a position to process submissions or answer…

As we continue to work together as a country to contain COVID-19 and to ‘flatten the curve’, the restrictions in travel and gathering can make it difficult from a practical perspective to manage the affairs of a company and for company directors to ensure that they are fulfilling their obligations accordingly. The uncertainty regarding when such…

Here at Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors, I have advised and guided many first time buyers through the process of purchasing their first property. This can be a stressful time as it is something that you have never done before, but I always aim to provide clear and straightforward advice to each client in order to make…

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