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Ireland: ICCL urges Government to ensure no conflict of interest in selection of DPC leaders

On September 28, 2023, the International Civil Liberties Center (ICCL) urged the Irish Government to ensure no appearance of conflict of interest in the selection of new leaders of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). In particular, the ICCL stated that given the special sensitivities of the DPC's supervision of the public bodies and major technology firms, it is especially important that the Public Appointments Service and Top Level Appointments Committee make special arrangements to ensure that there is no conflict or perceived conflict of interest in relation to any entity that might be regulated by the DPC. Finally, the ICCL suggested a need for a candidate with expert knowledge of procedural law to enhance.

You can read the press release here.