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Member webinar: DPC guidance on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies

This webinar, presented by two Data Protection Commission staff members, will explore the recent DPC Report and Guidance on Cookies and Tracking Technologies, and its application to organisations' use of cookies.

The guidance sets out very clearly what the DPC expect to be in place towards the end of 2020 in respect of cookies and apps and similar technologies.

During this webinar, Tony Delaney and Elaine Edwards from the Data Protection Commission will give an insight as to the proposed enforcement strategy.

The two reports can be accessed below:

Report by the Data Protection Commission on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies

DPC Guidance note on Cookies and other tracking technologies

Speaker profile: Tony Delaney - Deputy Commissioner 

Tony Delaney was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Head of Enforcement Activity, in July 2019. He previously served as Assistant Commissioner at the DPC for over thirteen years during which time he led many of the Office’s high profile investigations including investigations into the text marketing sector, the hospitals sector and the private investigator sector.

In 2015 he set up and headed the office’s Special Investigations Unit. He also led the Office’s prosecution function in his role as Assistant Commissioner, testifying on a regular basis in District Courts across the State and achieving numerous high-profile successful outcomes in the prosecution of a range of entities from sectors spanning insurance, telecommunications, marketing and private investigators, among others.

In his current role he has responsibility for the following units at the DPC:

  • Cross-Border Breach Inquiries
  • National Breach Inquiries
  • Cross-Border Complaint Handling
  • Cross-Border Inquiries
  • Electronic Marketing Complaint Investigations
  • Special Investigations
  • Prosecutions

Speaker profile: Elaine Edwards - Investigator

Elaine Edwards is an investigator in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the DPC and she led the cookies sweep which took place between August and December 2019. She also manages the eMarketing Complaints Unit within SIU.

Event timings

Start: 12 pm

Q&A: 12:45 pm

Finish: 1 pm

Please note that this webinar will take place on the Zoom platform.

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29th Jul (Wed)


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