Concerns grow over Jehovah’s Witnesses Irish child sex abuse files

This month, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Jehovah’s Witnesses church was not exempt on any religious grounds from certain elements of the newly introduced GDPR data protection laws

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
22nd July, 2018

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been urged to give the authorities potentially hundreds of documents related to child sex abuse in Ireland over fears the organisation could be forced to delete them after a recent European Court of Justice ruling on the religion’s data-handling practices.

This month, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Jehovah’s Witnesses church was not exempt on any religious grounds from certain elements of the newly introduced...

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