Pressure Builds On Irish GDPR Watchdog To Take On Big Tech

By Ben Kochman (April 7, 2021, 10:08 PM EDT) -- In September 2018, Irish privacy activist Johnny Ryan tipped off regulators in his home country to what he called the "most massive data breach in history."

According to Ryan's complaint, the world of online targeted advertising, an industry conservatively valued at more than $100 billion globally, was fueled by a tool fundamentally at odds with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect in May of that year.

Visitors to countless websites are unwitting participants in a Google marketplace where hundreds of data broker companies compete to access users' locations, browsing histories and other details that can connect them with advertisers,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!