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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Thursday 21 March, 2019

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc Exclusive

Gsoc has apologised to one of the men affected by the breach.

# data-protection - Friday 1 March, 2019

'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process

The Department of Social Protection said 1,001 PSC holders were interviewed about their views – satisfaction rates are quite high.

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches Exclusive

The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency.

# data-protection - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Auto-fill and GDPR were among the data protection problems of 2018

The number of cyber security compromises rose sharply from 49 cases in 2017 to 225 in 2018.

# data-protection - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# data-protection - Monday 21 January, 2019

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.

# data-protection - Saturday 15 December, 2018

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.

Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

# data-protection - Friday 14 December, 2018

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.

# data-protection - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

# data-protection - Friday 28 September, 2018

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

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

# data-protection - Thursday 20 September, 2018

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.

# data-protection - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'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.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen

Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

# data-protection - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach

500 million people were affected by the breach.

# data-protection - Friday 25 May, 2018

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

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

# data-protection - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

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

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

# data-protection - Monday 21 May, 2018

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# data-protection - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# data-protection - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

# data-protection - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# data-protection - Saturday 7 April, 2018

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

# data-protection - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

# data-protection - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?

An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.

# data-protection - Monday 2 April, 2018

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

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.

# data-protection - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# data-protection - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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

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

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

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# data-protection - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

The Data Protection Commissioner released details of its 2017 investigations.

# data-protection - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# data-protection - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16?

It has been argued that the age of 13 is too young for children to consent to the terms and conditions of online companies.

# data-protection - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street

Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.

# data-protection - Monday 29 January, 2018

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.

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts?

The government has maintained that the card is not a national ID card, but a means to access social welfare services.

# data-protection - Friday 10 November, 2017

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# data-protection - Monday 9 October, 2017

Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints

Her office has carried out a number of audits and will be issuing guidelines on e-receipts soon.

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