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#Data Protection

From TheJournal.ie World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court Cardiff

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory' Data Protection

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'

The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings Public Services Card

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users Facebook

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

From TheJournal.ie Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

From TheJournal.ie Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns Data Confusion

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

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 Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case Data Protection

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week Data Protection

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

From TheJournal.ie File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc Sensitive Information

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc Exclusive

Gsoc has apologised to one of the men affected by the breach.

From TheJournal.ie 'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process Questionable

'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process

The Department of Social Protection said 1,001 PSC holders were interviewed about their views – satisfaction rates are quite high.

From TheJournal.ie Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches Data Protection

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches Exclusive

The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency.

From TheJournal.ie Auto-fill and GDPR were among the data protection problems of 2018 Don't Mention The GDPR

Auto-fill and GDPR were among the data protection problems of 2018

The number of cyber security compromises rose sharply from 49 cases in 2017 to 225 in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: The Public Services Card saga Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable Data Protection

Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable

The 2017 list was never published due to concerns over data protection and that even an anonymous list could create a breach.

From TheJournal.ie Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email Data Breach

Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week Data Protection

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week

Public consultation will allow parent groups and child welfare organisations to make submissions.

From TheJournal.ie Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told Data Protection

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached Fire In The Hole

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

From TheJournal.ie ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations' GDPR

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Disconnect

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

From TheJournal.ie 37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen Unencrypted

37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen

Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.

From TheJournal.ie Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised' Dubious Calls

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach

500 million people were affected by the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law GDPR

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox Data Protection

Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

From TheJournal.ie A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital' Off The Charts

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13) Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

From TheJournal.ie 'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected Data Protection

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs' Speeding

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

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