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# Data Protection

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2022
# Facebook
Data watchdog fines Meta €265 million over GDPR breaches
An inquiry by the DPC that was ongoing since April 2021 found infringements of two GDPR articles.
# Privacy
DPC proposes 'range of fines' on Irish TikTok operation for its processing of children's data
The Dublin based business provides services related to content moderation and data controlling in Europe
# DPC
Data Protection Commission warned legal costs could drain resources, document shows
The risk register also warned of the difficulty in securing enough government funding and getting sanction for “key items of expenditure”.
# Data Protection
Alleged excessive data gathering by Department of Social Protection being examined
Noteworthy investigation reveals the Department had a database of individual free travel journeys until 2020.
The Data Protection Commission is looking at use of free travel pass data, writes Maria Delaney
Noteworthy investigation reveals the Department had a database of free travel journeys until 2020
We also find Leap card system usage records, including journey data, are being retained for over a year
# imposters
Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.
# Meta
Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook
The fine follows a DPC inquiry into 12 data breach notifications received between June and December 2018.
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# Data Protection
Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok
The second inquiry will focus on transfers by TikTok of personal data to China.
# Investigation
Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card
The Public Services Card was brought in in 2011.
# Selling our genes
Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.
# Data Protection
DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.
# information and tracing
Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.
# Vaccines
'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.
# Data Protection
Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony
The Data Protection Commissioner raised concerns about the handling of survivor testimony and delays in responding to queries.
# cyber breach
Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers
The Data Protection Commission has been notified of the breach and Apache Pizza said they will contact gardaí.
# Data Protection
People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children
The department is asking for individuals’ contact details in case their data is in records requested under GDPR.
# the good information project
China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.
# Data
Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission
An Oireachtas committee will discuss data protection law later this evening.
# Data Protection
Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC
The so-called “Abú system” has become the source of controversy in recent days.
# Android
Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.
# DATA LEAK
Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.
# Data Breach
Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.
# Data Protection
'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.
# department of children
Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.
# mother-and-baby homes
Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.
# Home Security
'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says
Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.
# Data Protection Commission
Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints
The case against the DPC was launched in the High Court on Tuesday.
# Selling our genes
Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.
# noteworthy.ie
Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.
# Data Protection
Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers
The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.
# Data Protection Commission
Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.
# Child and Family Agency
Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.
# ECJ
Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.
# Max Schrems
Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.
# Covid-19
HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month
The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.
# Data Protection
Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.
# Data Protection Commission
Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.
# data processing
Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.
# Cardiff
World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.
# Data Protection
Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'
The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.
# PSC
Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.