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DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
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DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

Thu 6:30 AM 19,150 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
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Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'

Jul 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 6,302 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
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'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 52,344 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony
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Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony

Jun 7th 2021, 6:26 PM 18,829 Views 11 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner raised concerns about the handling of survivor testimony and delays in responding to queries.

Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers
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Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers

Jun 6th 2021, 8:18 AM 43,526 Views 35 Comments

The Data Protection Commission has been notified of the breach and Apache Pizza said they will contact gardaí.

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children
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People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children

May 28th 2021, 5:52 PM 9,706 Views 4 Comments

The department is asking for individuals’ contact details in case their data is in records requested under GDPR.

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
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China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?

May 19th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,241 Views 9 Comments

Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.

Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission
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Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission

Apr 27th 2021, 3:27 PM 6,304 Views 12 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will discuss data protection law later this evening.

Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC
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Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:48 AM 23,231 Views 95 Comments

The so-called “Abú system” has become the source of controversy in recent days.

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,413 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,549 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
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Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked

Mar 11th 2021, 6:22 PM 168,881 Views 81 Comments

Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
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'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

Feb 25th 2021, 6:26 PM 6,833 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
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Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:59 PM 19,424 Views 16 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
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Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,317 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says
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'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 77,058 Views 30 Comments

Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints
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Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints

Nov 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,732 Views 0 Comments

The case against the DPC was launched in the High Court on Tuesday.

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

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

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,183 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 640 Views 0 Comments

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

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers
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Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

Sep 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 11,773 Views 0 Comments

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
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Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,305 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
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Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,511 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
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Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 41,653 Views 42 Comments

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
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Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

Jul 16th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,729 Views 0 Comments

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month
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HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,370 Views 55 Comments

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
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Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,320 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
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Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,514 Views 15 Comments

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
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Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,597 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

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

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,297 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,092 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 19,012 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 13,071 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2019, 7:14 PM 26,333 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,862 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 9:18 AM 7,970 Views 20 Comments

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

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
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Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

Aug 18th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,384 Views 7 Comments

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

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Aug 14th 2019, 10:32 PM 24,152 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,396 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 9,411 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,242 Views 31 Comments

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

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