Wednesday February 19, 2020

Tech firms ‘lawyering up’ to defend potential data breaches, says watchdog

Exchanges between leading tech firms and the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon now have an 'edge', she has told The Sunday Business Post in an interview

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
19th May, 2019
Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon,

The leading tech firms based in Ireland are “lawyering up” and becoming “combative” ahead of a major showdown over potential data breaches, Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, has said.

Major tech firms are expected to be levied with multimillion euro fines, starting this summer. The exchanges between the two sides now have an “edge”, she told The Sunday Business Post in an interview.

Dixon’s role in investigating data...

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