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# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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

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.

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook alleges legal breaches against Facebook Ireland, which hosts global accounts.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

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

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 23 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

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

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Number behind abortion robo-calls shut down

Two investigations into the calls have begun today.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

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

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 17 September, 2012

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

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

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 9 August, 2012

AIB apologises for misreporting of customer loan repayment data AIB

AIB apologises for misreporting of customer loan repayment data

Personal customer reports provided by the bank to the Irish Credit Bureau misrepresented information on missed loan repayments.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 30 July, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner to make Facebook privacy decision by October

The watchdog is monitoring whether the social media giant is following recommendations made in a recent audit.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach

The travel agency’s website had briefly shown details of some of its online customers, including passport details, to the public.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 17 February, 2012

More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach

Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 13 February, 2012

'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach

Three insurance companies admit to using a PI who illegally sourced data from within the Department of Social Protection.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 10 February, 2012

Eircom criticised by DPC over slow reporting of laptop data breach

Bank account details of some 550 customers may be at risk as Eircom has only now revealed a data breach that occurred last year.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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Minister for the Environment insists household charge site is "fully secure"

Phil Hogan was responding to criticisms by the Data Protection Commissioner earlier today who said it was a “somewhat disturbing development” that the gov

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Facebook to make major changes after Irish investigation; a possible solution for ghost estates; and the worst delivery man you’ll see today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

The world’s largest social network will make significant changes to its privacy settings for worldwide users after an Irish audit.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 18 December, 2011

'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected

The broadband firm’s ‘three strikes’ system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as ‘highly significant’ for internet users.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach

The social network says that the bug, which allowed users’ private photos to be accessed, has since been fixed.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Facebook and the controversial cookie

Has Facebook re-enabled a tracking cookie – and if so, what does it mean for Facebook users?

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Facebook to be audited by Irish Data Protection Commissioner

The DPC confirmed tonight that the social networking giant’s European operations in Dublin will be examined as will recent complaints into the legality of certain Facebook features.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 26 September, 2011

More complaints over Facebook and its 'like' button

The Data Protection Commission has received another six complaints about the social networking site – including one about its ‘like’ button.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 26 August, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s news: Dublin Fire Brigade unions head for the LRC, Anglo’s last ever accounts, New York prepares for evacuation, and more success for Shamrock Rovers and Conor Niland…

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal Exclusive

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 11 August, 2011

How did private medical records end up in a bin outside Roscommon Hospital?

The Roscommon People newspaper says records relating to dozens of patients were found in a refuse bin outside the building.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 8 August, 2011

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends

The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an audit of the Gardaí’s use of the Pulse database following a number of complaints.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

DCU apologises for data protection breach DCU

DCU apologises for data protection breach

A survey sent out to employers of DCU graduates allowed all recipients to view the entire mailing list. DCU says the incident was a genuine mistake.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 30 May, 2011

Schools forced to remove CCTV systems by Data Protection Commissioner

The Data Protection Commissioner’s report for 2010 says investigation revealed inappropriate access to insurance data as well as two cases where school has to remove CCTV cameras.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 29 April, 2011

Data breach at Trinity College Dublin TCD

Data breach at Trinity College Dublin

Personal information was made available on a local college network, but Trinity says it doesn’t believe that privacy was compromised.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

RecruitIreland offline after 400,000 email addresses hit in data breach

The recruitment website closes its online doors after the details of 400,000 members were apparently accessed yesterday.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 29 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Egypt’s under-fire president sacks his cabinet, woman dies in Dublin house fire, and why men are more likely to forgive cheating women…

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 10 January, 2011

2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach Fine Gael

2,000 users’ details taken in Fine Gael website breach

The party confirms that 2,000 details had their emails, mobiles and IP addresses taken, as the FBI is called in to investigate.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Fine Gael website breach: party statement in full

The full text of the party’s statement on the “hacking crime” that saw the details of almost 2,000 people compromised.