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#Data privacy

# data-privacy - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,818 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

# data-privacy - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?

Oct 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,952 Views 22 Comments

Sites were given until 5 October to get their cookie policies in line.

# data-privacy - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,853 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 741 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# data-privacy - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal
# Maynooth University
# Maynooth University

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:32 PM 69,588 Views 35 Comments

NUIG in July also confirmed it was a victim of the widespread attack.

# data-privacy - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy

Mar 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,450 Views 16 Comments

Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

# data-privacy - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Mar 7th 2020, 7:27 PM 33,775 Views 37 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

# data-privacy - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Feb 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,396 Views 46 Comments

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

# data-privacy - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,407 Views 31 Comments

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

# data-privacy - Saturday 13 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,350 Views 36 Comments

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

# data-privacy - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

May 15th 2018, 9:38 PM 11,217 Views 54 Comments

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

# data-privacy - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Apr 5th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,654 Views 25 Comments

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

# data-privacy - Monday 2 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:40 PM 12,161 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.

# data-privacy - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip
# Data Protection
From The42
# Data Protection

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

Mar 22nd 2018, 7:46 AM 18,989 Views 36 Comments

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

# data-privacy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
# Unmanned
# Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 115 Views 38 Comments

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# data-privacy - Monday 28 April, 2014

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

Apr 28th 2014, 11:42 AM 7,021 Views 5 Comments

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

# data-privacy - Monday 28 January, 2013

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Jan 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,562 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.