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From TheJournal.ie 'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

From TheJournal.ie Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns Data Confusion

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy Data Privacy

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

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

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed Plain Text

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

From TheJournal.ie 'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

From TheJournal.ie Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger Data Concerns

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: The Public Services Card saga Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable Data Protection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week Data Protection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations' GDPR

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups Chilling Effect

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups

Social media monitoring is one three media monitoring contracts being advertised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

13 tweets that show we're all done with GDPR already

How many shite newsletters did we subscribe to!?

From TheJournal.ie Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants Max Schrems

Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants

Max Schrems has been battling Facebook’s privacy standards for the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law GDPR

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

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force Gdpr-tastic

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force

The new law will bring Ireland into line with GDPR just in time for the deadline of midnight tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: What on earth is GDPR, and what does it mean for you? GDPR This post contains videos

Watch: What on earth is GDPR, and what does it mean for you?

We sat down with the Data Protection Commissioner’s Graham Doyle this afternoon to suss out what the biggest data protection legislation in generations entails for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox Data Protection

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

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

From TheJournal.ie The EU's biggest data protection regulation in 30 years hits this Friday - and we want to hear your questions on it GDPR

The EU's biggest data protection regulation in 30 years hits this Friday - and we want to hear your questions on it

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live tomorrow afternoon on the subject. If you have any questions now’s the time to have your say.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law Privacy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks' Request Refused

Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks'

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.