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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Friday 28 September, 2018

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
# Fire In The Hole
# Fire In The Hole

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

Sep 28th 2018, 7:11 PM 26,963 Views 30 Comments

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'
# GDPR
# GDPR

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

Sep 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,525 Views 13 Comments

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
# Disconnect
# Disconnect

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left

Sep 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,935 Views 17 Comments

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
# Unencrypted
# Unencrypted

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 8:16 AM 25,073 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Dubious Calls
# Dubious Calls

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

Jul 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 65,851 Views 28 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach

Jun 7th 2018, 5:54 PM 10,426 Views 8 Comments

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
# GDPR
# GDPR

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

May 25th 2018, 2:59 PM 23,564 Views 35 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

May 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 15,371 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Off The Charts
# Off The Charts

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

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,379 Views 30 Comments

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)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,388 Views 15 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

May 2nd 2018, 1:44 PM 12,363 Views 11 Comments

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
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,184 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Speeding
# Speeding

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

Apr 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,862 Views 91 Comments

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'
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

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

Apr 5th 2018, 9:45 PM 19,199 Views 67 Comments

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?
# Independent News And Media
# Independent News And Media

Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?

Apr 3rd 2018, 8:45 PM 73,289 Views 0 Comments

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
# Battle Of Wills
# Battle Of Wills

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 40,292 Views 64 Comments

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
# Driver Safety
# Driver Safety

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

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,453 Views 36 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 18,824 Views 36 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 21st 2018, 8:41 AM 16,585 Views 54 Comments

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
# Privacy Breach
# Privacy Breach

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

Mar 1st 2018, 3:07 PM 455 Views 1 Comment

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Mar 1st 2018, 2:51 PM 429 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

Feb 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,342 Views 54 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 15th 2018, 8:37 AM 21,836 Views 56 Comments

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
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

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

Feb 8th 2018, 1:34 PM 61,039 Views 145 Comments

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
# Patient Data
# Patient Data

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

Feb 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,235 Views 17 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

Jan 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 10,621 Views 14 Comments

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
# What Do You Think

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 41,212 Views 145 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Nov 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,679 Views 23 Comments

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
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 18,019 Views 13 Comments

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
# E-receipts
# E-receipts

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

Oct 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 48,242 Views 44 Comments

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

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB
# Galway
# Galway

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

Sep 12th 2017, 10:52 AM 21,790 Views 46 Comments

The details include customers’ full names, their bank balances and loan information.

# data-protection - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

Aug 31st 2017, 12:03 PM 11,781 Views 137 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# data-protection - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

Jul 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,455 Views 19 Comments

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# data-protection - Friday 14 July, 2017

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

Jul 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,468 Views 100 Comments

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

# data-protection - Monday 22 May, 2017

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

May 22nd 2017, 2:38 PM 64,038 Views 121 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# data-protection - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower
# Keith Harrison
# Keith Harrison

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower

May 14th 2017, 3:58 PM 23,725 Views 28 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly is asking the gardai if they are still carrying out surveillance on Keith Harrison.

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info
# Data Protection Laws
# Data Protection Laws

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

Apr 12th 2017, 6:07 AM 13,004 Views 10 Comments

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

# data-protection - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Apr 11th 2017, 1:08 PM 20,910 Views 18 Comments

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

Apr 11th 2017, 9:02 AM 13,589 Views 19 Comments

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# data-protection - Monday 20 February, 2017

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

Feb 20th 2017, 8:04 AM 19,212 Views 58 Comments

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.