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From TheJournal.ie 'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

From The42 'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip Data Protection

'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 Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

From TheJournal.ie Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info Privacy Breach

Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

From TheJournal.ie Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing Data Protection

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

The Data Protection Commissioner released details of its 2017 investigations.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why? Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16?

It has been argued that the age of 13 is too young for children to consent to the terms and conditions of online companies.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street Patient Data

Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street

Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts?

The government has maintained that the card is not a national ID card, but a means to access social welfare services.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material Data Protection

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

From TheJournal.ie 'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children Child Safety

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints E-receipts

Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints

Her office has carried out a number of audits and will be issuing guidelines on e-receipts soon.

From TheJournal.ie Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB Galway

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

The details include customers’ full names, their bank balances and loan information.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

From TheJournal.ie An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

From TheJournal.ie Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower

Labour’s Alan Kelly is asking the gardai if they are still carrying out surveillance on Keith Harrison.

From TheJournal.ie Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info Data Protection Laws

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

From TheJournal.ie Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

From TheJournal.ie X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed Data Protection

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin Data Protection

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin

An Austrian privacy lawyer has argued our Data Protection Commissioner should use its powers to stop these transfers to the US.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children Data Protection

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts Marketing

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

From TheJournal.ie If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

From TheJournal.ie Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone Aircoach

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

From TheJournal.ie There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers Data Protection

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers

The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members Data Breach

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records Shredding Dispute

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded Symphysiotomy

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

From TheJournal.ie A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer Data Protection

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer

The White Moose Café has been no stranger to controversy in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data Data Protection

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

The Data Protection Commissioner has been told to investigate Facebook’s transfer of data to the US.

From TheJournal.ie Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection Opinion

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data We're Watching You

Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

From TheJournal.ie Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air Open Secret

Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air

The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.