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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Monday 28 January, 2013

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Jan 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,546 Views 4 Comments

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.

# data-protection - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "cookie" law
# Cookies
# Cookies

Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "cookie" law

Dec 19th 2012, 5:47 PM 8,646 Views 21 Comments

The Commissioner has sent letters to 80 websites requesting information on how they have met their obligations under the law since July 2011.

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy
# Europe-v-Facebook
# Europe-v-Facebook

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

Dec 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 10,563 Views 34 Comments

Max Schrems and his group, ‘Europe v Facebook’, is preparing legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner over its recent audit of Facebook and its privacy policy.

# data-protection - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data

Dec 4th 2012, 8:55 PM 9,240 Views 31 Comments

The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.

Column: Could Leveson affect press freedom in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Could Leveson affect press freedom in Ireland?

Dec 4th 2012, 6:00 PM 41 Views 9 Comments

Leveson’s recommendations on data protection have been largely overlooked – but could have serious implications even here, writes Seamus Dooley.

# data-protection - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 27th 2012, 8:40 AM 8,064 Views 8 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,895 Views 16 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.

# data-protection - Friday 23 November, 2012

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,068 Views 34 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.

# data-protection - Thursday 22 November, 2012

'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:33 AM 10,239 Views 80 Comments

Listen to a full recording of the message…

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:05 AM 5,610 Views 18 Comments

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

# data-protection - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat

Oct 20th 2012, 9:34 PM 21,854 Views 63 Comments

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# data-protection - Friday 21 September, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland
# Billy Hawkes
# Billy Hawkes

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Sep 21st 2012, 3:22 PM 2,939 Views 8 Comments

Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.

# data-protection - Monday 17 September, 2012

Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach

Sep 17th 2012, 10:27 AM 7,471 Views 18 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner settles a complaint with Vodafone over breaches of laws on unsolicited marketing.

# data-protection - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

Sep 15th 2012, 9:15 AM 13 Views 20 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

# data-protection - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

Sep 12th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,749 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s data regulator is looking for expert advice regarding the potential impact communications and security technologies are likely to have on data protection rights.

NAMA takes legal action against former employee over alleged data removal
# Courts
# Courts

NAMA takes legal action against former employee over alleged data removal

Sep 12th 2012, 2:27 PM 6,253 Views 0 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ is taking High Court action against a former employee who is alleged to have taken data without authorisation.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees
# Stolen Laptop
# Stolen Laptop

Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees

Jun 12th 2012, 4:48 PM 3,688 Views 22 Comments

The personal information of around 900 Bord Gais employees was on the laptop which was stolen from the Dublin 1 office earlier this month.

# data-protection - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury
# Andy Coulson
# Andy Coulson

Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury

May 30th 2012, 1:56 PM 963 Views 0 Comments

Andy Coulson detained by Scottish police at his home in London.

# data-protection - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills

May 9th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,597 Views 4 Comments

A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.

# data-protection - Monday 30 April, 2012

Data Commissioner dealt with record number of complaints in 2011
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Commissioner dealt with record number of complaints in 2011

Apr 30th 2012, 12:20 PM 1,426 Views 1 Comment

Billy Hawkes said his office received 1,161 complaints for investigation last year.

# data-protection - Friday 9 March, 2012

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack
# UK
# UK

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack

Mar 9th 2012, 1:16 PM 2,844 Views 4 Comments

London police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it, and stealing sensitive data – including names, addresses, and phone numbers.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Public views sought on data protection proposals
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Public views sought on data protection proposals

Mar 6th 2012, 12:26 PM 1,252 Views 1 Comment

The Department of Justice is asking people to submit their views on the European Commission’s proposals to strengthen protections for individuals

# data-protection - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Google privacy policy changes are 'in breach of EU law'
# Google
# Google

Google privacy policy changes are 'in breach of EU law'

Mar 1st 2012, 9:25 PM 4,896 Views 26 Comments

The European Union justice commissioner has raised doubts about the legality of the changes the search giant has made to its privacy policy today.

# data-protection - Friday 24 February, 2012

White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users

Feb 24th 2012, 10:10 AM 942 Views 6 Comments

Barack Obama called on companies like Facebook and Google to engage with privacy advocates in order to establish voluntary codes of conduct aimed at protecting users.

# data-protection - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach

Feb 18th 2012, 12:44 PM 4,123 Views 8 Comments

The travel agency’s website had briefly shown details of some of its online customers, including passport details, to the public.

# data-protection - Monday 13 February, 2012

'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach

Feb 13th 2012, 3:12 PM 4,448 Views 19 Comments

Three insurance companies admit to using a PI who illegally sourced data from within the Department of Social Protection.

# data-protection - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

No leak of Irish O2 users' mobile numbers, company says
# O2
# O2

No leak of Irish O2 users' mobile numbers, company says

Jan 25th 2012, 5:58 PM 2,851 Views 4 Comments

O2 admitted that it had accidentally leaked online the mobile numbers of some customers in the UK.

# data-protection - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Minister for the Environment insists household charge site is "fully secure"
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Minister for the Environment insists household charge site is "fully secure"

Jan 5th 2012, 3:39 PM 3,694 Views 53 Comments

Phil Hogan was responding to criticisms by the Data Protection Commissioner earlier today who said it was a “somewhat disturbing development” that the gov

Data Protection Commissioner 'concerned' over household charge collection
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Data Protection Commissioner 'concerned' over household charge collection

Jan 5th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,388 Views 27 Comments

Billy Hawkes said the State’s possible use of the ESB to gather information to collect the household charge is a “disturbing development”.

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

Dec 21st 2011, 3:18 PM 3,446 Views 14 Comments

The world’s largest social network will make significant changes to its privacy settings for worldwide users after an Irish audit.

# data-protection - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis
# CCTV
# CCTV

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

Nov 17th 2011, 12:26 PM 4,217 Views 20 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

# data-protection - Friday 4 November, 2011

Second British MP apologises for dumping documents in bin
# In The Dumps
# In The Dumps

Second British MP apologises for dumping documents in bin

Nov 4th 2011, 9:33 AM 148 Views 1 Comment

A local resident found material containing constituents’ details which were dumped outside Business Secretary Vince Cable’s constituency office.

# data-protection - Friday 26 August, 2011

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal
# Privacy
# Privacy

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal

Aug 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 5,639 Views 50 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 August, 2011

'No effort made to conceal' bag found on Co Galway bog containing hospital records
# Medical Records
# Medical Records

'No effort made to conceal' bag found on Co Galway bog containing hospital records

Aug 25th 2011, 6:08 PM 558 Views 15 Comments

The HSE has launched an investigation into the discovery of the documents yesterday.

# data-protection - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

Aug 21st 2011, 4:40 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

Six staff at the Department of Social Protection have been investigated since 2009 for inappropriately accessing records.

Facebook's 'Like' button could be in breach of EU law - German official
# Like
# Like

Facebook's 'Like' button could be in breach of EU law - German official

Aug 21st 2011, 12:44 PM 1,258 Views 27 Comments

Data protection officials in one German state have ordered the Like button to be removed from websites, claiming a legal breach.

# data-protection - Thursday 11 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Aug 11th 2011, 8:29 AM 847 Views 2 Comments

Nine things to know…

# data-protection - Monday 8 August, 2011

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends

Aug 8th 2011, 2:22 PM 5,513 Views 42 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an audit of the Gardaí’s use of the Pulse database following a number of complaints.

# data-protection - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Hospital data breach wider than Tallaght, says CEO: report
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Hospital data breach wider than Tallaght, says CEO: report

Aug 4th 2011, 9:35 AM 986 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, a Freephone number has been launched for Tallaght Hospital patients worried about their information.

# data-protection - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Tallaght Hospital admits patient medical records were breached
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Tallaght Hospital admits patient medical records were breached

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:30 AM 986 Views 2 Comments

It had previously denied allegations of a data breach.