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# dpc - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

DPC warns about use of CCTV outside private homes after over 150 complaints in past year
# CCTV
# CCTV

DPC warns about use of CCTV outside private homes after over 150 complaints in past year

Nov 23rd 2021, 9:31 PM 119,606 Views 60 Comments

Most complaints are mainly about neighbours who operate either a CCTV system or smart doorbell.

# dpc - Monday 8 November, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,195 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

# dpc - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok

Sep 15th 2021, 4:37 PM 8,754 Views 6 Comments

The second inquiry will focus on transfers by TikTok of personal data to China.

# dpc - Thursday 29 July, 2021

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

Jul 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,272 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

# dpc - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
# Information And Tracing
# Information And Tracing

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'

Jul 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 6,442 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

# dpc - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 53,462 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

# dpc - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Data regulator to conduct audit of every Irish political party
# Audit
# Audit

Data regulator to conduct audit of every Irish political party

May 20th 2021, 9:54 AM 6,971 Views 12 Comments

The audit will inquire into the processing of personal data by parties over the past three years.

# dpc - Friday 14 May, 2021

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

May 14th 2021, 10:43 PM 12,895 Views 13 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

# dpc - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission
# Data
# Data

Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission

Apr 27th 2021, 3:27 PM 6,337 Views 12 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will discuss data protection law later this evening.

# dpc - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Apr 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,431 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

# dpc - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 8,978 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

# dpc - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data
# Dossiers
# Dossiers

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data

Mar 30th 2021, 11:01 AM 5,842 Views 5 Comments

The inquiry follows last week’s RTÉ Investigates report on the Department processing data of children with autism involved in cases against the State.

# dpc - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,466 Views 12 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

# dpc - Friday 26 February, 2021

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

Feb 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 25,606 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

# dpc - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

Feb 25th 2021, 6:26 PM 6,852 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

# dpc - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,532 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# dpc - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,338 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# dpc - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,656 Views 5 Comments

It’s the first time a big tech company has been penalised under GDPR rules.

# dpc - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,312 Views 32 Comments

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”.

# dpc - Friday 6 March, 2020

Court rules against Data Protection Commissioner in long-running case sparked by 'Isis' graffiti in hospice
# Our Lady's Hospice
# Our Lady's Hospice

Court rules against Data Protection Commissioner in long-running case sparked by 'Isis' graffiti in hospice

Mar 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,726 Views 0 Comments

CCTV was checked to try and trace who did the graffiti. A worker was subsequently disciplined when spotted taking unauthorised breaks on the footage.

# dpc - Monday 24 February, 2020

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,331 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

# dpc - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:05 AM 21,189 Views 50 Comments

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# dpc - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,101 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# dpc - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests
# PSC
# PSC

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests

Sep 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,756 Views 34 Comments

The decision was made in March 2018 to not make the controversial card mandatory for a driving test.

# dpc - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

Sep 5th 2019, 7:14 PM 26,346 Views 33 Comments

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

# dpc - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

Sep 4th 2019, 10:04 AM 13,377 Views 45 Comments

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# dpc - Friday 16 August, 2019

Government will 'very seriously' consider commissioner's report into Public Services Card
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

Government will 'very seriously' consider commissioner's report into Public Services Card

Aug 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 14,479 Views 53 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner reject Government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

Aug 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 33,153 Views 119 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

# dpc - Friday 2 August, 2019

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,398 Views 0 Comments

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

# dpc - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
# Spyware
# Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,112 Views 30 Comments

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# dpc - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,977 Views 64 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# dpc - Monday 28 January, 2019

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger
# Data Concerns
# Data Concerns

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Jan 28th 2019, 5:09 PM 19,681 Views 45 Comments

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

# dpc - 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 21,460 Views 30 Comments

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# dpc - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,545 Views 40 Comments

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

# dpc - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information

Feb 27th 2018, 10:31 AM 32,617 Views 28 Comments

The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.

# dpc - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers
# Connected Toys
# Connected Toys

Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers

Nov 14th 2017, 2:26 PM 14,329 Views 11 Comments

The warning comes after UK watchdog Which? investigated a number of toys on the market.

# dpc - Thursday 9 November, 2017

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld
# High Court
# High Court

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld

Nov 9th 2017, 4:10 PM 12,329 Views 55 Comments

The appeal concerned an infamous appearance by Shatter and Wexford TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2013.

# dpc - 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 48,371 Views 42 Comments

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

# dpc - 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 25,377 Views 34 Comments

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

# dpc - 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 16,463 Views 33 Comments

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

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