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Irish Data Protection Commission posts lawyer Hawkes as permanent representative in Brussels

Regulatory lawyer Gráinne Hawkes is the Irish Data Protection Commission’s new permanent representative in Brussels, MLex has learned.

The current deputy commissioner is understood to be beginning the role this week, to be available to brief European lawmakers on the data commission’s work.

Speaking before a European Parliament committee yesterday in Brussels (see

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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