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From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now? Data Privacy

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?

Sites were given until 5 October to get their cookie policies in line.

From TheJournal.ie Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

From TheJournal.ie Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal Maynooth University

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal

NUIG in July also confirmed it was a victim of the widespread attack.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy Data Privacy

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy

Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit' Selling Our Genes

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data? Selling Our Genes

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

From TheJournal.ie Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy Data Privacy

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year Data Privacy

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

From TheJournal.ie Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues Facebook

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

From TheJournal.ie Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow Data Privacy

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

From TheJournal.ie MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search Data Privacy

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.