Data Protection Commissioner laments Irish stereotyping
Ireland seen as being “easy going and unmotivated when it comes to enforcement,” says Helen Dixon
Discussions regarding data protection in Europe have tended to fall back on outdated national stereotypes that negatively portray Ireland as being “easy going and unmotivated when it comes to enforcement,” the data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has said.
Conversely, some jurisdictions, such as Germany, are portrayed as being “more willing and tougher,” Dixon added.
The commissioner said that such stereotyping “was not borne out by the facts,” but still needed to be corrected “because in ...