Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon outlined what her office intends to do with the additional 4 million euros allocated to its 2018 budget, The Irish Times reports. Dixon said her office will spend the money to recruit up to 40 new employees, adding the funding comes at an important time as her office prepares for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. “The government’s continuing commitment to meeting the funding requirements of the Irish data protection authority is a clear recognition that 2018 will mark a transformative step-change in data protection regulation in the European Union, strengthening the data privacy rights of individuals and placing increased compliance and accountability obligations on organisations processing personal data,” Dixon said.
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