Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2017 – Insights for GDPR

The Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC”) recently published her annual report for 2017. In addition to providing useful information on the activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (“ODPC”) last year, the Report provides welcome insights on how the ODPC is preparing for the GDPR and areas that are likely to receive particular attention once the new regime becomes applicable in May 2018.  Organisations who are or will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Data Protection Commission (the new body that will be established as a successor to the DPC) should heed the warnings and avail of the tips contained within the Report.

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