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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal
# Data
# Data

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal

Jan 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 16,453 Views 33 Comments

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# data-protection - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'
# Pps Numbers
# Pps Numbers

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

Jan 7th 2015, 1:35 PM 16,408 Views 115 Comments

The information could be until the child is 30.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...
# Embarrassing Pictures
# Embarrassing Pictures

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

Jan 6th 2015, 1:09 PM 1,149 Views 9 Comments

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# data-protection - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Dec 30th 2014, 8:25 PM 10,185 Views 14 Comments

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US
# Shoulder To Shoulder
# Shoulder To Shoulder

Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:28 PM 12,159 Views 29 Comments

The tech giant is fighting an order to hand over email data stored on its Dublin servers.

# data-protection - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:42 AM 14,644 Views 81 Comments

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# data-protection - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person

Nov 18th 2014, 11:15 PM 50,646 Views 87 Comments

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# data-protection - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

Nov 5th 2014, 2:25 PM 7,323 Views 9 Comments

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

# data-protection - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers
# Stop The Leaks
# Stop The Leaks

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers

Oct 30th 2014, 9:15 AM 11,830 Views 70 Comments

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords

Oct 22nd 2014, 6:35 AM 126,059 Views 243 Comments

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

# data-protection - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues
# Best In Class
# Best In Class

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Oct 7th 2014, 10:07 PM 8,262 Views 18 Comments

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number
# Allowances
# Allowances

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number

Oct 7th 2014, 8:44 PM 67,398 Views 246 Comments

Want to keep your 30,000 litre allowance? Irish Water will need to keep your PPS number indefinitely.

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now
# Data
# Data

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Oct 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 28 Views 6 Comments

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# data-protection - Monday 6 October, 2014

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members
# MCK Rentals
# MCK Rentals

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

Oct 6th 2014, 5:31 PM 8,513 Views 0 Comments

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

# data-protection - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

'No data breach' says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address
# Oops
# Oops

'No data breach' says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address

Sep 10th 2014, 10:11 PM 19,468 Views 143 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has not said whether a breach took place.

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data
# New Job
# New Job

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

Sep 10th 2014, 4:05 PM 8,059 Views 15 Comments

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

# data-protection - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers
# Privacy
# Privacy

Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

Sep 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,778 Views 26 Comments

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# data-protection - Sunday 10 August, 2014

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...
# Tweet Tweet
# Tweet Tweet

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...

Aug 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,642 Views 16 Comments

…and Twitter has refused.

# data-protection - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland
# Privacy
# Privacy

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Jul 31st 2014, 9:35 PM 10,091 Views 11 Comments

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

# data-protection - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box
# Right To Be Forgotten
# Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 99 Views 7 Comments

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# data-protection - Friday 30 May, 2014

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine
# Unprotected
# Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

May 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,014 Views 32 Comments

The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.

# data-protection - Monday 28 April, 2014

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Apr 28th 2014, 2:25 PM 19,032 Views 22 Comments

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

# data-protection - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?
# CyberPsychology
# CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

Apr 14th 2014, 1:00 PM 896 Views 18 Comments

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

# data-protection - Monday 7 April, 2014

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you're being a creep
# Stranger Shaming
# Stranger Shaming

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you're being a creep

Apr 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 162,990 Views 73 Comments

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

# data-protection - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 121 Views 30 Comments

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

# data-protection - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?
# My Business
# My Business

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,091 Views 7 Comments

European data protection reform could be introduced before the end of this year.

# data-protection - Monday 27 January, 2014

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security
# Snoop Logs
# Snoop Logs

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security

Jan 27th 2014, 5:14 PM 6,869 Views 16 Comments

Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.

# data-protection - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees

Jan 21st 2014, 4:46 PM 6,769 Views 7 Comments

The survey found that almost a quarter of Irish companies have experienced multiple data breaches over the past twelve months.

# data-protection - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

Jan 15th 2014, 10:56 AM 10,184 Views 61 Comments

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

# data-protection - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
# Hacking
# Hacking

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen

Dec 11th 2013, 7:28 AM 13,349 Views 26 Comments

If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.

# data-protection - Friday 22 November, 2013

LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs

Nov 22nd 2013, 3:57 PM 14,546 Views 32 Comments

LG admitted to the claims after a British IT consultant blogged about how his smart TV sent data even after he disabled it.

# data-protection - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach
# Data Theft
# Data Theft

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach

Nov 13th 2013, 8:47 AM 6,776 Views 19 Comments

Customers are being advised to check for unusual transactions over the last month.

# data-protection - Friday 25 October, 2013

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'
# US Spying
# US Spying

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'

Oct 25th 2013, 8:21 AM 4,496 Views 36 Comments

France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.

# data-protection - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:30 PM 76,919 Views 110 Comments

The message contained specific details about the young teenager’s physical and mental wellbeing and a photograph of her in hospital.

# data-protection - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection

Aug 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 71 Views 9 Comments

Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.

Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts

Aug 27th 2013, 3:56 PM 7,142 Views 10 Comments

The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.

Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak

Aug 27th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,387 Views 18 Comments

A spokesperson said there had been “informal contact” to remind the hospital of the commissioner’s codes of practice.

# data-protection - Friday 23 August, 2013

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:26 PM 11,468 Views 11 Comments

Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.

# data-protection - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details
# Investigations
# Investigations

Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details

Aug 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 16,056 Views 79 Comments

Twitter has disclosed that the government made less than 10 requests for information about users in the first six months of this year in its latest transparency report.

# data-protection - Friday 19 July, 2013

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws
# PRISM
# PRISM

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws

Jul 19th 2013, 3:14 PM 3,116 Views 3 Comments

PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.