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Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection
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Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection

Aug 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 75 Views 9 Comments

Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.

Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts
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Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts

Aug 27th 2013, 3:56 PM 7,143 Views 10 Comments

The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.

Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak
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Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak

Aug 27th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,391 Views 18 Comments

A spokesperson said there had been “informal contact” to remind the hospital of the commissioner’s codes of practice.

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff
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Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:26 PM 11,473 Views 11 Comments

Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.

Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details
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Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details

Aug 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 16,058 Views 79 Comments

Twitter has disclosed that the government made less than 10 requests for information about users in the first six months of this year in its latest transparency report.

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws
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EU justice chief vows new data protection laws

Jul 19th 2013, 3:14 PM 3,118 Views 3 Comments

PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world
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Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 72 Views 15 Comments

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

Draft EU data law could kill casual web browsing, digital SMEs warn
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Draft EU data law could kill casual web browsing, digital SMEs warn

Jun 14th 2013, 4:47 PM 8,074 Views 30 Comments

A group of Irish online publishers say draft European laws could force users to register just to see the homepage of a website.

Data Protection Commissioner 'not surprised' by US surveillance programme
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Data Protection Commissioner 'not surprised' by US surveillance programme

Jun 10th 2013, 12:47 PM 5,374 Views 59 Comments

Billy Hawkes said that his concern might be that there would be an abuse of powers that have been granted for legitimate reasons.

Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?
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Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?

Jun 7th 2013, 9:58 AM 6,359 Views 34 Comments

Revelations in the US have started a privacy debate in recent days.

Ireland 'made EU diplomats sleep in tents' to force data protection deal
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Ireland 'made EU diplomats sleep in tents' to force data protection deal

Jun 6th 2013, 8:35 PM 19,134 Views 18 Comments

The EU’s justice commissioner says Ireland has been more committed than most to making diplomatic progress.

The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*
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The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*

May 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 8,396 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information
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'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information

May 20th 2013, 3:16 PM 11,978 Views 34 Comments

One HSE employee searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.

Insurer ordered to pay costs in data breach case
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Insurer ordered to pay costs in data breach case

Mar 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 13,661 Views 15 Comments

A High Court judgement is being hailed as a landmark ruling which makes businesses legally liable for data protection breaches.

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
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Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

Feb 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 11,436 Views 14 Comments

The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.

Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States
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Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States

Feb 14th 2013, 5:31 PM 11,157 Views 73 Comments

ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.

Twitter attacked by 'sophisticated' hackers
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Twitter attacked by 'sophisticated' hackers

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:40 AM 7,567 Views 12 Comments

The attackers may have gained some access to user information.

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search
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MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Jan 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,547 Views 4 Comments

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.

Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "cookie" law
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Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "cookie" law

Dec 19th 2012, 5:47 PM 8,653 Views 21 Comments

The Commissioner has sent letters to 80 websites requesting information on how they have met their obligations under the law since July 2011.

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy
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Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

Dec 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 10,576 Views 34 Comments

Max Schrems and his group, ‘Europe v Facebook’, is preparing legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner over its recent audit of Facebook and its privacy policy.

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data
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O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data

Dec 4th 2012, 8:55 PM 9,245 Views 31 Comments

The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.

Column: Could Leveson affect press freedom in Ireland?
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Column: Could Leveson affect press freedom in Ireland?

Dec 4th 2012, 6:00 PM 46 Views 9 Comments

Leveson’s recommendations on data protection have been largely overlooked – but could have serious implications even here, writes Seamus Dooley.

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls
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Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,897 Views 16 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls
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Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,068 Views 34 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.

'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls
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'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:33 AM 10,253 Views 80 Comments

Listen to a full recording of the message…

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw
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Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:05 AM 5,617 Views 18 Comments

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
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Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat

Oct 20th 2012, 9:34 PM 21,864 Views 63 Comments

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland
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Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Sep 21st 2012, 3:22 PM 2,940 Views 8 Comments

Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.

Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach
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Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach

Sep 17th 2012, 10:27 AM 7,482 Views 18 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner settles a complaint with Vodafone over breaches of laws on unsolicited marketing.

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage
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Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

Sep 15th 2012, 9:15 AM 16 Views 20 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice
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Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

Sep 12th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,749 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s data regulator is looking for expert advice regarding the potential impact communications and security technologies are likely to have on data protection rights.

NAMA takes legal action against former employee over alleged data removal
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NAMA takes legal action against former employee over alleged data removal

Sep 12th 2012, 2:27 PM 6,256 Views 0 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ is taking High Court action against a former employee who is alleged to have taken data without authorisation.

Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees
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Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees

Jun 12th 2012, 4:48 PM 3,688 Views 21 Comments

The personal information of around 900 Bord Gais employees was on the laptop which was stolen from the Dublin 1 office earlier this month.

Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury
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Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury

May 30th 2012, 1:56 PM 966 Views 0 Comments

Andy Coulson detained by Scottish police at his home in London.

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills
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Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills

May 9th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,606 Views 4 Comments

A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.

Data Commissioner dealt with record number of complaints in 2011
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Data Commissioner dealt with record number of complaints in 2011

Apr 30th 2012, 12:20 PM 1,428 Views 1 Comment

Billy Hawkes said his office received 1,161 complaints for investigation last year.

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack
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UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack

Mar 9th 2012, 1:16 PM 2,845 Views 4 Comments

London police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it, and stealing sensitive data – including names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Public views sought on data protection proposals
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Public views sought on data protection proposals

Mar 6th 2012, 12:26 PM 1,252 Views 1 Comment

The Department of Justice is asking people to submit their views on the European Commission’s proposals to strengthen protections for individuals