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

Mar 24th 2015, 1:15 PM 24,161 Views 33 Comments

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

"An outrage": Limerick Council gives tenants' information to Irish Water
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"An outrage": Limerick Council gives tenants' information to Irish Water

Mar 18th 2015, 6:23 PM 18,699 Views 149 Comments

…and people are up in arms.

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control
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Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:45 PM 17,758 Views 20 Comments

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

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
# Nice Data We'll Take It
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# Nice Data We'll Take It

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

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 16,321 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 10,670 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2015, 8:26 PM 27,337 Views 22 Comments

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

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

Jan 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 16,457 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 7th 2015, 1:35 PM 16,422 Views 115 Comments

The information could be until the child is 30.

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

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

Jan 6th 2015, 1:09 PM 1,168 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2014, 8:25 PM 10,185 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:28 PM 12,162 Views 29 Comments

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

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers
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Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:42 AM 14,647 Views 81 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 11:15 PM 50,667 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 2:25 PM 7,324 Views 9 Comments

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

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers
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# Stop The Leaks

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

Oct 30th 2014, 9:15 AM 11,831 Views 70 Comments

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

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

Oct 22nd 2014, 6:35 AM 126,069 Views 244 Comments

“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.

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues
# Best In Class
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# Best In Class

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Oct 7th 2014, 10:07 PM 8,262 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2014, 8:44 PM 67,405 Views 250 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 28 Views 6 Comments

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

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members
# MCK Rentals
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# MCK Rentals

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

Oct 6th 2014, 5:31 PM 8,518 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2014, 10:11 PM 19,485 Views 142 Comments

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

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data
# New Job
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# New Job

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

Sep 10th 2014, 4:05 PM 8,071 Views 15 Comments

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

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

Sep 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,778 Views 26 Comments

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.

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...
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The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...

Aug 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,649 Views 16 Comments

…and Twitter has refused.

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland
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Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Jul 31st 2014, 9:35 PM 10,094 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 113 Views 7 Comments

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.

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine
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# Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

May 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,024 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2014, 2:25 PM 19,038 Views 22 Comments

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”.

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

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

Apr 14th 2014, 1:00 PM 918 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 164,157 Views 73 Comments

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.

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

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 127 Views 30 Comments

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.

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

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

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,096 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 27th 2014, 5:14 PM 6,869 Views 16 Comments

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

77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees
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77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees

Jan 21st 2014, 4:46 PM 6,773 Views 7 Comments

The survey found that almost a quarter of Irish companies have experienced multiple data breaches over the past twelve months.

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
# Surveillance
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NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

Jan 15th 2014, 10:56 AM 10,185 Views 61 Comments

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
# Hacking
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# Hacking

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen

Dec 11th 2013, 7:28 AM 13,350 Views 26 Comments

If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.

LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs
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LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs

Nov 22nd 2013, 3:57 PM 14,549 Views 32 Comments

LG admitted to the claims after a British IT consultant blogged about how his smart TV sent data even after he disabled it.

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach
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# Data Theft

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach

Nov 13th 2013, 8:47 AM 6,782 Views 19 Comments

Customers are being advised to check for unusual transactions over the last month.

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'
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# US Spying

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'

Oct 25th 2013, 8:21 AM 4,499 Views 36 Comments

France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.

Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public
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# Child Protection

Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:30 PM 76,923 Views 109 Comments

The message contained specific details about the young teenager’s physical and mental wellbeing and a photograph of her in hospital.