The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2022 detailing the activities it undertook in 2022 and setting out its regulatory strategy and priorities for the next five years.
The report always provides important insights for employers on workplace GDPR issues and the 2022 report is no different. Read more from our expert Linda Hynes here.
“2022 was a year that saw significant outputs from the DPC in its efforts to drive GDPR compliance and protect the rights of those in Ireland and across the EU. While the DPC encourages and guides organisations in achieving highest standards of protection in their processing of personal data, the DPC has also demonstrated it does not shy away from enforcing the law and applying sanctions where warranted. Two-thirds of the fines issued across Europe last year, including the EU, EEA and UK, were issued by the DPC on foot of detailed and comprehensive investigations, a fact that underlines both the outsized role, and exceptional performance, of the organisation in effectively holding those guilty of non-compliance to account.”