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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 13,398 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 9,416 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 25,272 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,336 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Updated May 31st 2019, 5:24 PM 14,388 Views 7 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,964 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,795 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,632 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 14,223 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2019, 5:21 PM 16,658 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 18,551 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2019, 12:07 PM 9,658 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,975 Views 64 Comments

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

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
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Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,885 Views 29 Comments

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.

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

Dec 15th 2018, 8:15 AM 13,828 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 27,968 Views 23 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

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

Dec 14th 2018, 10:30 PM 6,319 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 4:26 PM 21,408 Views 0 Comments

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

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
# Fire In The Hole
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# Fire In The Hole

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

Sep 28th 2018, 7:11 PM 26,980 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,535 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,956 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 8:16 AM 25,132 Views 47 Comments

Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 66,674 Views 28 Comments

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

Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach
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Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach

Jun 7th 2018, 5:54 PM 10,447 Views 8 Comments

500 million people were affected by the breach.

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

May 25th 2018, 2:59 PM 23,590 Views 33 Comments

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

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

May 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 15,383 Views 7 Comments

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

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

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,453 Views 30 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,567 Views 15 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 1:44 PM 12,379 Views 11 Comments

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
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WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,196 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

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

Apr 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,134 Views 87 Comments

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

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
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# Cambridge Analytica

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Apr 5th 2018, 9:45 PM 19,206 Views 67 Comments

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?
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Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?

Apr 3rd 2018, 8:45 PM 73,379 Views 0 Comments

An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 40,314 Views 64 Comments

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.

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

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,505 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2018, 7:46 AM 18,925 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2018, 8:41 AM 16,592 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2018, 3:07 PM 464 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Mar 1st 2018, 2:51 PM 429 Views 0 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner released details of its 2017 investigations.

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

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

Feb 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,452 Views 54 Comments

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.