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Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
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Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,348 Views 11 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,131 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
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WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised

Feb 18th 2021, 10:41 PM 27,809 Views 24 Comments

It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.

Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father
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Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father

Feb 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 25,572 Views 27 Comments

Justice Warby ruled that the publication of Meghan’s letter to her father was ‘manifestly excessive and hence unlawful’.

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
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WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,679 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
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Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,286 Views 4 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
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Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,475 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
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Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,931 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
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HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,918 Views 13 Comments

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees
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HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

Updated May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 47,438 Views 53 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
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World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,290 Views 0 Comments

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records
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Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records

Oct 28th 2019, 6:10 PM 17,326 Views 3 Comments

The Welshman’s future remains a topic of discussion after he exercised his right to personal privacy over his latest lay-off.

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
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# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,588 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps
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# Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

Aug 21st 2019, 9:18 AM 7,960 Views 20 Comments

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Aug 14th 2019, 10:32 PM 24,141 Views 18 Comments

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

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

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

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,073 Views 0 Comments

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

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
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Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,335 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects
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Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Jul 1st 2019, 1:28 PM 37,252 Views 65 Comments

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'
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# Startups And Tech

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:19 AM 273 Views 0 Comments

The chief policy officer at privacy-focused web browser Brave recently testified before US senators.

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app
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La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Jun 12th 2019, 1:54 PM 3,722 Views 1 Comment

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
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Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,942 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
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# FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

Feb 18th 2019, 8:23 AM 12,579 Views 16 Comments

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call
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Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

Feb 1st 2019, 3:51 PM 6,889 Views 0 Comments

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
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Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call

Jan 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,439 Views 12 Comments

Apple is working to fix the issue.

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
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Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,851 Views 29 Comments

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.

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told
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Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

Dec 6th 2018, 4:26 PM 21,401 Views 0 Comments

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
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Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 20,176 Views 58 Comments

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device
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# Hand It Over

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Oct 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 28,419 Views 44 Comments

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
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# Fire In The Hole

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

Sep 28th 2018, 7:11 PM 26,979 Views 30 Comments

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

Google records people's movements even when told not to
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# Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,069 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC
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Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

Jul 18th 2018, 10:05 AM 21,599 Views 29 Comments

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open
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Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open

Jun 6th 2018, 10:11 PM 9,395 Views 14 Comments

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week.

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
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# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,191 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition
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Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Apr 18th 2018, 9:36 AM 7,477 Views 17 Comments

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
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# Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

Apr 12th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,473 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'
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Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

Apr 6th 2018, 9:28 PM 11,794 Views 41 Comments

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
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Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:40 PM 12,143 Views 33 Comments

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later
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'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 40,299 Views 64 Comments

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
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Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

Mar 21st 2018, 8:41 AM 16,591 Views 54 Comments

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
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# Cambridge Analytica

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

Mar 20th 2018, 3:05 PM 22,092 Views 47 Comments

The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.

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