Dixon gears up for GDPR

With the EU’s general data protection regulation coming into force next year, Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner, will be busier than ever, but, asks Jason Walsh, are Irish businesses prepared for the new law?

4th June, 2017
Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner

Helen Dixon, Ireland’s data protection commissioner since 2014, has a job of work ahead of her with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) already in law but coming into full force from 2018.

Reining in businesses, particularly tech companies that are often more interested in getting their idea to work than worrying about its social implications, will require not only a sound understanding of technology, but also law – and a sense...

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