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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,185 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# data-protection - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Home Security
# Home Security

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 74,654 Views 30 Comments

Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.

# data-protection - Friday 13 November, 2020

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints

Nov 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,678 Views 0 Comments

The case against the DPC was launched in the High Court on Tuesday.

# data-protection - 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 46,267 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 592 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection - Friday 11 September, 2020

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

Sep 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 11,714 Views 0 Comments

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

# data-protection - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,298 Views 32 Comments

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”.

# data-protection - Monday 17 August, 2020

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,238 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

# data-protection - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
# ECJ
# ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 41,594 Views 42 Comments

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

Jul 16th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,720 Views 0 Comments

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

# data-protection - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,355 Views 55 Comments

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

# data-protection - Monday 24 February, 2020

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,293 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,495 Views 15 Comments

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

# data-protection - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
# Data Processing
# Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,584 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

# data-protection - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,286 Views 0 Comments

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

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'

Nov 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,075 Views 16 Comments

The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 18,920 Views 101 Comments

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

# data-protection - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 12,901 Views 43 Comments

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# data-protection - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

Sep 5th 2019, 7:14 PM 26,321 Views 33 Comments

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

# data-protection - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,739 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 9:18 AM 7,951 Views 20 Comments

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

# data-protection - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

Aug 18th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,352 Views 7 Comments

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

# data-protection - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

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

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Aug 14th 2019, 10:32 PM 24,135 Views 18 Comments

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

# data-protection - Friday 2 August, 2019

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,384 Views 0 Comments

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns
# Data Confusion
# Data Confusion

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 9,391 Views 4 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# data-protection - 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 25,178 Views 31 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 7,334 Views 36 Comments

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

# data-protection - Friday 31 May, 2019

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

Updated May 31st 2019, 5:24 PM 14,385 Views 7 Comments

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

# data-protection - Sunday 19 May, 2019

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

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

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,876 Views 26 Comments

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

# data-protection - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Apr 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,780 Views 25 Comments

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

# data-protection - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,603 Views 62 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# data-protection - Thursday 21 March, 2019

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc
# Sensitive Information
# Sensitive Information

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

Mar 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 14,194 Views 4 Comments

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
# Questionable
# Questionable

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

Mar 1st 2019, 5:21 PM 16,654 Views 53 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Mar 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 18,475 Views 20 Comments

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
# Don't Mention The GDPR
# Don't Mention The GDPR

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

Feb 28th 2019, 12:07 PM 9,589 Views 16 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,955 Views 64 Comments

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
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,818 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.

# data-protection - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable

Dec 15th 2018, 8:15 AM 13,825 Views 31 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Dec 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 27,839 Views 23 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week

Dec 14th 2018, 10:30 PM 6,317 Views 12 Comments

Public consultation will allow parent groups and child welfare organisations to make submissions.

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