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#Data Protection

# 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 18,090 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 48,320 Views 42 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 21,799 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 11,790 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 13,513 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 50,599 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 64,081 Views 119 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 23,801 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 13,014 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 20,935 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 13,627 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 19,224 Views 58 Comments

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

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

Feb 20th 2017, 7:18 AM 29,157 Views 26 Comments

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

# data-protection - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin

Feb 7th 2017, 12:14 PM 12,376 Views 0 Comments

An Austrian privacy lawyer has argued our Data Protection Commissioner should use its powers to stop these transfers to the US.

# data-protection - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Dec 11th 2016, 9:10 AM 22,309 Views 25 Comments

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

# data-protection - Monday 28 November, 2016

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts
# Marketing
# Marketing

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

Nov 28th 2016, 6:36 PM 14,205 Views 4 Comments

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

# data-protection - Monday 12 September, 2016

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook
# Opinion
# Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Sep 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,777 Views 31 Comments

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone
# Aircoach
# Aircoach

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:03 AM 25,318 Views 33 Comments

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers

Apr 12th 2016, 4:20 PM 25,421 Views 80 Comments

The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.

# data-protection - Friday 8 April, 2016

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

Apr 8th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,535 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# data-protection - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records
# Shredding Dispute
# Shredding Dispute

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

Feb 27th 2016, 11:38 AM 12,162 Views 7 Comments

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Feb 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,418 Views 10 Comments

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

# data-protection - Monday 7 December, 2015

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer

Dec 7th 2015, 12:55 PM 78,234 Views 71 Comments

The White Moose Café has been no stranger to controversy in recent months.

# data-protection - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

Oct 20th 2015, 2:36 PM 7,353 Views 9 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has been told to investigate Facebook’s transfer of data to the US.

# data-protection - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

Oct 7th 2015, 5:00 PM 267 Views 45 Comments

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data
# We're Watching You
# We're Watching You

Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data

Oct 6th 2015, 12:20 PM 23,067 Views 61 Comments

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

# data-protection - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air
# Open Secret
# Open Secret

Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air

Aug 20th 2015, 12:17 PM 57,325 Views 46 Comments

The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.

# data-protection - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked
# Ashley Madison
# Ashley Madison

Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked

Jul 21st 2015, 4:08 PM 22,377 Views 10 Comments

“Life is short. Have an affair.”

# data-protection - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter
# Privacy
# Privacy

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

Jul 15th 2015, 5:27 PM 39,327 Views 23 Comments

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# data-protection - Friday 3 July, 2015

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Jul 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 44 Views 20 Comments

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes
# Check In
# Check In

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes

Jun 23rd 2015, 3:22 PM 15,395 Views 17 Comments

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.

# data-protection - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Jun 21st 2015, 10:20 AM 11,277 Views 3 Comments

Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.

# data-protection - Friday 19 June, 2015

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
# Dead Last
# Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

Jun 19th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,880 Views 13 Comments

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# data-protection - Monday 18 May, 2015

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

May 18th 2015, 9:34 AM 10,748 Views 29 Comments

Or is it a thing of the past?

# data-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies
# Europe Vs Facebook
# Europe Vs Facebook

This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies

Mar 24th 2015, 1:15 PM 24,159 Views 33 Comments

It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

"An outrage": Limerick Council gives tenants' information to Irish Water
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

"An outrage": Limerick Council gives tenants' information to Irish Water

Mar 18th 2015, 6:23 PM 18,694 Views 149 Comments

…and people are up in arms.

# data-protection - Monday 23 February, 2015

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control
# Dislike
# Dislike

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:45 PM 17,756 Views 20 Comments

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
# Nice Data We'll Take It
# Nice Data We'll Take It

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 16,315 Views 51 Comments

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# data-protection - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'
# POD
# POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Feb 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 10,669 Views 23 Comments

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# data-protection - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
# Galway
# Galway

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Jan 27th 2015, 8:26 PM 27,299 Views 22 Comments

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.