Helen Dixon reflects in her time at the DPC

08/02/2024 | Independent.ie

In one of her final interviews in her role as the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon speaks to the Irish Independent about everything from her love of competitive sports (Dixon has recently taken up boxing) to her thoughts on moving across town to become one of three commissioners at Comreg, Ireland's telecoms regulator.

Dixon is known for having overseen dozens of major investigations into whether tech giants have followed EU data protection rules and has imposed billions of fines on big tech firms. Dixon shares her experience and regrets during her tenure as the data protection commissioner, including her inability to recruit more staff and the potential effects this had on the amount of work her office was able to get through. Dixon also discusses criticism from some quarters alleging that Ireland has been "light touch" or slow to enforce the law regarding data protection.

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