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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Data

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# level 5
Halfway through Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by over 50% in the past two weeks.
# Coronavirus
Two weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s all-important R-number has fallen again to below 1.
# latest figures
One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.
# covid19
How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.
# Instagram
Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.
Ballyjamesduff in Cavan has highest Covid-19 incidence rate, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh has highest in Dublin
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate overall now stands at 206.7 cases per 100,000.
# covid19
Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence
NPHET is meeting this afternoon to consider additional Covid-19 restrictions.
# High Court
Privacy activist Max Schrems challenges DPC probe of Facebook EU-US data transfers
The case was heard before the High Court today.
# China
US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.
# covid19
14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches
We’ve put together the latest statistics – and how to find them – on how Covid-19 is spreading in Ireland and what that means.
# Data Protection Commission
Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
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”.
# Commuters
Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show
Those on lower salaries were also more likely to be in receipt of illness benefit.
# covid19
New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.
# China
Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets
It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.
# Competition
EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.
# Data
HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.
# Extreme Weather
Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050
Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.
Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?
Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says our internal bias can dictate our perception of shutdown compliance.
Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website
Many third-level institutions and schools are using video calling to home school during the crisis.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?
We speak to two experts about the issue.
# Covid-19
Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.
# Supreme Court
Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice
Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”.
# Deeptech
Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'
The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.
Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?
The energy industry is “due for a change”. That could bring an opportunity.
# Interview
Meet the man behind Diaceutics, the data company helping people access life-saving drugs
Peter Keeling took the Belfast company public in March and is changing testing for precision medicine.
# Jouez
Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.
# message encryption
Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.
# Data Retention
Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications
The Data Protection Commissioner has found that there is no lawful basis for retaining information from PSC applications.
# Data Protection
Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.
# echelon data centres
540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow
Echelon Data Centres was granted permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business Park.
# Social Media
Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.
'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin
When women cyclists were surveyed, here’s what they had to say about travelling by bike.
# Mobile Phones
Supreme Court agrees to hear 'leapfrog appeal' in Graham Dwyer case
The Supreme Court said that the case “raises complex and novel questions of constitutional and EU law”.
# spyware
Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.
# digital privacy
UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation
Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.
# Data Breach
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
# Security Breach
Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
# Data
Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder
Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.