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# Personal Data

Last year
2022
# Data Retention
Justice Minister to introduce new legislation on data retention to help Gardaí
Justice Minister Helen McEntee received approval of Cabinet to draft the legislation to amend the law.
# ICCL
Data complaint lodged against GeoDirectory for 'selling personal information' to companies
The ICCL said it was able to buy data about people living in Limerick and Dublin and whether they are “deprived’, “struggling” or “affluent”.
All time
# Personal Data
'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request
Solicitor Simon McGarr said his client, a Mother and Baby Home survivor, “remains amongst the living”.
# not verified
HSE cyber attack: Gardaí have not confirmed that any personal data has been leaked
Information purporting to have been gleaned from the HSE in the hack appeared online last week.
# global research
Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.
# Max Schrems
Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.
# Data Protection
Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.
# Facebook
'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg flummoxed when asked to share his own personal details
The Facebook founder showed an unwillingness to answer personal questions at the congressional hearing.
# smash and grab
'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee
The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.
# major breach
Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers
So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.
Voices
Your personal data was talked about at the Web Summit, but it looks like you might have to pay to keep it safe in the future
Privacy could become a product purchased by the rich and an unattainable luxury for the poor, writes Maria Helen Murphy.
# Personal Data
Two suicides connected to the Ashley Madison website hack
Canadian Police say a link has yet to be confirmed.
Voices
Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now
Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.
# Data
'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data
Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.
Voices
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
# erasure
Google must delete your data if you ask, orders judge in landmark case
An EU court has ruled that a person can request certain information to be removed from search engines if “the data appears to be inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.”
Voices
Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
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.
# Security Breach
20 million South Koreans affected by country's largest-ever data theft
More than 1.15 million people have canceled or requested new credit cards after financial regulators announced the data theft.
# Hacking
Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.
# Your Say
Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?
# Data Protection
Public views sought on data protection proposals
The Department of Justice is asking people to submit their views on the European Commission’s proposals to strengthen protections for individuals
# Eircom
More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach
Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.
# data fail
Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner
Office of DPC warns that phone messages purporting to be from them and asking for name, address and PPSN number are false.
# Amazon
Amazon's cloud crash disaster permanently destroyed many customers' data
Last week’s web services crash yet to be fully explained by the internet giant.
# Personal Data
Concerns over children's information being shared
The Data Protection Commissioner has contacted five schools, which may share sensitive personal information of their students.