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# privacy - Friday 3 July, 2015

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Most people are aware of privacy settings on social media sites but is it something you worry about?

# privacy - Saturday 27 June, 2015

What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity?

The search engine that focuses on privacy has slowly built up a reputation by word of mouth.

# privacy - Friday 19 June, 2015

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# privacy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix

If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy

The simplified controls will make it easier for users to decide what data Google’s services has access to.

# privacy - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The United States won't be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight

The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.

# privacy - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

# privacy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

# privacy - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# privacy - Friday 10 April, 2015

'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

# privacy - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble

Everything you do on your office PC or laptop during work time is not only accessible to IT, but indeed technically on work time.

# privacy - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# privacy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# privacy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# privacy - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# privacy - Monday 19 January, 2015

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family

The robots are taking over.

# privacy - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

# privacy - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# privacy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# privacy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# privacy - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# privacy - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with

The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.

# privacy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# privacy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# privacy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook

The growth in requests is more than double the global average.

# privacy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

'Revenge porn' soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?

The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.

# privacy - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

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.

# privacy - Monday 6 October, 2014

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

# privacy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Facebook to drag queens: 'Sorry for forcing you to use your real names'

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

Celebrities who took nude photos are "dumb" - EU Commissioner

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

# privacy - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack Privacy

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack

A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.

# privacy - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'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.