Person: Data Protection Commissioner
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said that while some of the risks posed by data breaches in Tusla have been mitigated “clearly there is still a lot to be done”.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has updated its key data protection policy with regard to the Public Services Card on foot of a negative report regarding the card carried out by the Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
More than 6,700 data breaches were reported to the Data Protection Commission in 2019, the second highest level per head of population in Europe.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
Regina Doherty said that the appeal is necessary as “the cost of not appealing would be absolutely enormous to the State, and not just in terms of finances”.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
The minister with responsibility for the controversial Public Services Card has said her Department’s appeal of an enforcement notice will “hopefully” be completed by March.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
His department had previously released figures including the individual payments to barristers acting on its behalf in the Apple case, but stopped after the introduction of new European data rules, known as GDPR.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
The Data Protection Commissioner has said she does not have enough resources to regulate multinational companies based in Ireland such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter having secured ‘significantly less’ Government funding than she had requested.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2019
An alternative method for applying for the new National Childcare Scheme online, other than the public services card, was dramatically dropped on the advice of a State body with responsibility for the card’s expansion in January 2018.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
The Public Services Card will be the only way for parents to claim childcare benefits from late October, despite the Taoiseach claiming that “an option will be available” for those who do not wish to register for a card.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
Ministers Regina Doherty and Paschal Donohoe made the comment following the publication of the Data Protection Commission’s report.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
There seems no end to the trouble being caused to Fine Gael by what we might term, for the purposes of this column, the “little people”.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
A report which ruled that the expansion of the State’s Public Services Card (PSC) is illegal will not be published by the Department of Social Protection until such time as “a full consideration of the report is complete”.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
"There is a certain convenience in collating a person's data like this, but it has to be balanced with a person's privacy," said Willie O'Dea.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
The Data Protection Commission found there was NO legal basis for the issuing of PSCs for the purposes of transactions between individuals and state bodies other than the Department of Social Protection.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
Is it possible that the botched introduction of water charges is to lose its blue riband status as the most spectacular failure in public administration this century?
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, faced calls for her resignation last night as the fallout from the Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into the Public Services Card continued.
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
The Government has reappointed Helen Dixon as the head of its powerful Data Protection Commission for a second five-year term.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
More than 5,800 of the 6,200 complaints received by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May of last year have been deemed valid.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that there is a lot more the social network can do to regulate social media content that is harmful to children.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
If the PSC walks like a national ID card and talks like a national ID card, then guess what — it is a national ID card,.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Gardaí have forwarded a complaint for the personal attention of the Data Protection Commissioner that files relating to vaccine trials in Bessborough mother and baby home were altered in 2002.
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
A Cork woman has rejected claims by accountancy firm Grant Thornton she disseminated or has retained any confidential material contained on a computer disk mistakenly sent by the firm to her.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
The privacy campaigner who successfully challenged a treaty which allowed the data of millions of European citizens be transferred to the US has warned he may take more cases.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Digital rights experts have called for British-style levels of oversight on the shadowy world of surveillance.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
Some of Ireland’s biggest employers have been written to by the Data Protection Commissioner in order to assess their compliance after a worrying trend by some employers to force staff and applicants for positions to access and reveal sensitive personal data under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts held by the Garda Vetting Unit.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
Alan Shatter is gone from frontline politics, but he appears determined not to be forgotten, writes
Thu, 21 May, 2015
All EU citizens are to have the same digital rights.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
A laptop containing the details of a number of children attending HSE Speech and Language Therapy services in Donegal has been stolen.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
The controversial new postcode system will not be introduced until "satisfactory solutions" are put in place to address "serious concerns", the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter is claiming in court that the Data Protection Commissioner prejudged a complaint that he unlawfully divulged information about TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
A privacy campaigner faces going bust over a landmark battle to find out what Facebook tells US spy chiefs unless he gets commitments on legal costs.
Wed, 02 Jul, 2014
WHEN poor judgement meets rich hypocrisy you know you are in one of those strange political spats that seem uniquely Irish.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2014
Alan Shatter is to appeal a ruling that he broke the law in comments he made about another TD, according to a report this morning.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
Alan Shatter has resigned as Minister for Justice.
Wed, 07 May, 2014
Justice Minister Alan Shatter is not subject to any penalty after the Data Protection Commissioner said he breached the law by disclosing personal information about Independent TD Mick Wallace.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
The Data Protection Commissioner is set to find that the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter broke the law by making public comments about another TD’s encounter with Gardaí.
Sun, 04 May, 2014
The HSE has been accused of spying on its ambulance staff for at least five years after it emerged that internal phone calls between paramedics are recorded — with some files later used in disciplinary cases.
Sat, 12 Apr, 2014
Digital rights campaigners have hailed the decision by the European Court of Justice to throw out the Data Retention Directive — opening the way for a new challenge to Irish laws on the retention of personal data records here.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has said the issues surrounding the Garda tapes “go way behind data protection” and relate to citizens receiving a fair trial.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
The Data Protection Commissioner has said he believes gardaí were not aware their calls were being recorded.
Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
The Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes says he is "concerned" about a number of "disturbing" instances where Gardaí inappropriately accessed the Garda PULSE system.
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
An investigation is underway into a data protection breach by the GAA in which personal details of thousands of season ticket holders were mistakenly circulated to other customers.
Sat, 01 Feb, 2014
Researched published this morning to mark Data Protection Day, shows that Irish people aren't as fussy about online privacy now, as we were six years ago.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2014