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

Feb 15th 2018, 8:37 AM 21,844 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 1:34 PM 61,076 Views 144 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,245 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 10,623 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 41,213 Views 145 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,682 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 18,124 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 48,362 Views 42 Comments

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

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB
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Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

Sep 12th 2017, 10:52 AM 21,803 Views 46 Comments

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

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card
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Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

Aug 31st 2017, 12:03 PM 11,793 Views 137 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,523 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,702 Views 100 Comments

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”.

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

May 22nd 2017, 2:38 PM 64,103 Views 119 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2017, 3:58 PM 23,812 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 6:07 AM 13,017 Views 10 Comments

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies
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Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Apr 11th 2017, 1:08 PM 20,942 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 11th 2017, 9:02 AM 13,645 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2017, 8:04 AM 19,225 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2017, 7:18 AM 29,166 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 12:14 PM 12,379 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2016, 9:10 AM 22,309 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2016, 6:36 PM 14,211 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,793 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:03 AM 25,349 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2016, 4:20 PM 25,433 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,538 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2016, 11:38 AM 12,165 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,428 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 7th 2015, 12:55 PM 78,412 Views 71 Comments

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

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data
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Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

Oct 20th 2015, 2:36 PM 7,354 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2015, 5:00 PM 270 Views 45 Comments

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.

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

Oct 6th 2015, 12:20 PM 23,068 Views 61 Comments

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

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

Aug 20th 2015, 12:17 PM 57,325 Views 46 Comments

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

Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked
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Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked

Jul 21st 2015, 4:08 PM 22,378 Views 10 Comments

“Life is short. Have an affair.”

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter
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London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

Jul 15th 2015, 5:27 PM 39,330 Views 23 Comments

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?
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You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Jul 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 44 Views 20 Comments

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes
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Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes

Jun 23rd 2015, 3:22 PM 15,407 Views 17 Comments

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
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Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Jun 21st 2015, 10:20 AM 11,277 Views 3 Comments

Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
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WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

Jun 19th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,881 Views 13 Comments

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?
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Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

May 18th 2015, 9:34 AM 10,748 Views 29 Comments

Or is it a thing of the past?