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# gdpr - Thursday 16 September, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 15,764 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department

Sep 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,757 Views 0 Comments
  • Survivors of mother and baby institutions have been told to submit FOI requests, despite already applying under GDPR
  • A number of women are considering legal action, Órla Ryan reports
  • Noelle Brown says the latest development is "despicable" and "ridiculous"

# gdpr - Sunday 5 September, 2021

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,136 Views 19 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".

# gdpr - Thursday 2 September, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 71,026 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

# gdpr - 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 6,417 Views 9 Comments

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

# gdpr - Friday 9 July, 2021

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
# GDPR
# GDPR

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors

Jul 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,143 Views 25 Comments
  • A data expert says the Minister for Children's approach breaches GDPR, Órla Ryan writes
  • Survivors have said a GP should not be involved in the process - at odds with the Department
  • Minister Roderic O'Gorman is in discussions with Cabinet colleagues about new regulations

# gdpr - Thursday 8 July, 2021

'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request
# Personal Data
# Personal Data

'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request

Jul 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 31,621 Views 0 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr said his client, a Mother and Baby Home survivor, “remains amongst the living”.

# gdpr - Sunday 13 June, 2021

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form

Jun 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 105,137 Views 0 Comments
  • A survivor's daughter says the approach is "incomprehensible" and raises "serious questions"
  • The woman's form is "littered with inaccuracies" and "in no way" captures her suffering
  • "In what world is rape or incest a relationship status?"

# gdpr - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?

May 19th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,412 Views 9 Comments

Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.

# gdpr - 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 6,335 Views 12 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them
# Online Activity
# Online Activity

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:28 PM 18,295 Views 92 Comments

McDonald was speaking about her party’s data collection practices amid questions from the Data Protection Commission.

# gdpr - 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 8,971 Views 17 Comments

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

# gdpr - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'
# Commission
# Commission

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 96,101 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors of mother and baby homes have raised concerns about how their requests for personal files are being dealt with by the Department of Children.

# gdpr - 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 6,846 Views 7 Comments

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

# gdpr - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,772 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# gdpr - 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 22,329 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.

# gdpr - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Home Security
# Home Security

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 78,087 Views 30 Comments

Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.

# gdpr - Monday 28 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there

Dec 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,056 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how access your personal information from both public bodies and private companies.

# gdpr - 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 8,633 Views 5 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,911 Views 14 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# gdpr - Friday 13 November, 2020

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints

Nov 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,750 Views 0 Comments

The case against the DPC was launched in the High Court on Tuesday.

# gdpr - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 8:38 AM 47,259 Views 20 Comments

A legal expert has questioned whether the second of the tests is a ‘legal error’.

# gdpr - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?

Oct 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,721 Views 23 Comments

Sites were given until 5 October to get their cookie policies in line.

# gdpr - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,238 Views 4 Comments

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

# gdpr - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 29,350 Views 32 Comments

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

# gdpr - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
# Data Processing
# Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,604 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

# gdpr - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online

Dec 28th 2019, 7:29 PM 20,237 Views 17 Comments

It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.

# gdpr - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,906 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# gdpr - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,099 Views 0 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# gdpr - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns
# Data Confusion
# Data Confusion

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 9,416 Views 4 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# gdpr - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,282 Views 31 Comments

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

# gdpr - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,898 Views 20 Comments

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# gdpr - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

May 30th 2019, 9:36 AM 173 Views 1 Comment

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# gdpr - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 8:39 PM 12,182 Views 11 Comments

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

# gdpr - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed
# Plain Text
# Plain Text

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Apr 25th 2019, 9:24 PM 12,467 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

# gdpr - Monday 4 March, 2019

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

Mar 4th 2019, 10:09 AM 11,617 Views 42 Comments

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

# gdpr - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

Updated Mar 3rd 2019, 6:43 PM 43,099 Views 157 Comments

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

# gdpr - 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.

# gdpr - Monday 21 January, 2019

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,898 Views 29 Comments

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 32,461 Views 41 Comments

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

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