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#Data Protection

From TheJournal.ie Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked Ashley Madison

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

“Life is short. Have an affair.”

From TheJournal.ie London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter Privacy

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

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes Check In

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

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

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

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

From TheJournal.ie This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies Europe Vs Facebook

This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies

It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.

From TheJournal.ie "An outrage": Limerick Council gives tenants' information to Irish Water Data Protection
From TheJournal.ie Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

From TheJournal.ie Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

From TheJournal.ie 'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools' POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road Galway

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal Data

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

From TheJournal.ie Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State' Pps Numbers

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed... Embarrassing Pictures

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

From TheJournal.ie There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year Social Protection

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US Shoulder To Shoulder

Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US

The tech giant is fighting an order to hand over email data stored on its Dublin servers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers Data Protection

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

From TheJournal.ie Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Drip Drip Drip

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app' Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers Stop The Leaks

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

From TheJournal.ie New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Data Breach

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

From TheJournal.ie This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues Best In Class

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number Allowances

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number

Want to keep your 30,000 litre allowance? Irish Water will need to keep your PPS number indefinitely.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now Data

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

From TheJournal.ie Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members MCK Rentals

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'No data breach' says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address Oops

'No data breach' says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address

The Data Protection Commissioner has not said whether a breach took place.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data New Job

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers Privacy

Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year... Tweet Tweet
From TheJournal.ie Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland Privacy

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

From TheJournal.ie HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet Data Protection

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'? CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you're being a creep Stranger Shaming

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you're being a creep

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment? Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

From TheJournal.ie It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights? My Business

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?

European data protection reform could be introduced before the end of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security Snoop Logs

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security

Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.