Organisation: Data Protection
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
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
The investigation is in relation to how the tech giant processes people's personal data on its online Ad Exchange.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
A number of patients had raised concerns after receiving a letter in the post from an organisation calling itself the Anglo American Lottery.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
The State’s corporate watchdog has said it was “absolutely wrong” for INM to claim it was deprived until March last of information casting doubt on its former chairman Leslie Buckley’s explanation for the removal of data from INM in 2014.
Thu, 10 May, 2018
The discovery on a Co Louth street of four pages of doctor’s notes containing patients’ details has been reported to the Data Protection Commissioner.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018
The Department of An Taoiseach paid out over €120,000 to two firms to help run a two-day technology event in June. Leo Varadkar opened the Data Summit at the Convention Centre Dublin which hosted speakers included vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, Vint Cerf, and Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
A High Court judge has raised issues with lawyers for the US government about the effect of findings of non-compliance by US intelligence agencies with restrictions on surveillance,.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
The US government has asked the High Court to take account of a “significant” decision last month stopping the collection of a certain category of personal data by the US National Security Agency.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Trinity College has been scammed out of €1m destined for needy students.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
Without a full explanation from the HSE and gardaí about their handling of the Maurice McCabe claims, public confidence in both agencies will drain away, says.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017
A High Court judge will hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels between the EU and US next year.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2016
Details of more than 100 Cork households have been stolen following a break-in of a census enumerator’s car earlier this month.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Wed, 07 Oct, 2015
The Department of Education did not have the authority to collect much of the information gathered for a database of primary pupils, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon’s office has found.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
The Government has approved draft legislation aimed at addressing concerns around data protection in the new post code system.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
Minister says people must have their trust and confidence in digital environment strengthened
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
The Data Protection Commissioner is being called on to launch an inquiry amid reports of a spy bug targeting Irish computers.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
The controversial €27m postcode system, due to be introduced next year, has been described by officials in the Department of Communications as a "world-beating" solution to Ireland’s address problems.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Fine Gael is facing a new crisis after several of its councillors in Donegal last night supported a motion to scrap water charges.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
The Data Protection Commissioner has contacted Irish Water to raise concerns about its use of personal data.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
State bodies have been warned of a crackdown unless they overhaul the way they treat personal data.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
A judicial review brought by an Austrian student over the transfer of personal information by Facebook is to go ahead in the High Court in Dublin this week.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
The quality and reputation of courses at Cork Institute of Technology may be at risk from management efforts to vastly increase the amount of classes and modules delivered online, lecturers claim.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
More than 60,000 Supervalu customers may have had their payment card details compromised.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2013
Convicted criminals and suspects detained as part of serious criminal investigations are to be compelled, by force if necessary, to provide DNA samples for a new national database.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
TO make a hames of one smear was unfortunate, to make a hames of two was careless.
Sat, 25 May, 2013
There is a “solemn duty” on Government figures, including Justice Minister Alan Shatter, to protect personal data and not disclose it unless the person affected consents or there is a legal basis, the country’s top data protection chief has said.
Tue, 21 May, 2013
The chairman of the team investigating the death of Savita Halappanavar has been given the authority by the HSE to go to court to seek the release of medical records to assist his inquiry.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2012
Fianna Fail's Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen has written to the Data Protection Commissioner about the controversy over linking household charge payments to applications for third level grants.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2012
Mobile phone operators eMobile and Meteor have admitted breaking data protection laws following the theft of two laptops which contained sensitive personal information about thousands of customers.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
FILES relating to controversial vaccine trials carried out on children at a Mother and Baby Home run by the Sacred Heart Convent in Bessboro in Cork will not be transferred to the HSE.
Wed, 10 Aug, 2011
Officials from the Data Protection Commissioner's Office are to meet mobile phone providers next week to discuss ending remote access to voicemail messages.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
DATA protection chiefs said they were “shocked” by their investigation into the alleged disclosure of confidential personal information, involving potentially hundreds of people, by an official in the Department of Social Protection, to a private detective.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
ENGLAND officials have been warned to sweep team venues for listening devices on a regular basis to avoid being bugged.
Wed, 10 Mar, 2010
FIVE laptops have been stolen from the Health Service Executive since the beginning of this year, the Irish Examiner has learned.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2008
THE Data Protection Commissioner has demanded a report from AIB on the issues raised by Thursday’s discovery of confidential documents near the village of Glounthaune in east Cork.
Sat, 05 Jul, 2008
DATA Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes was left red-faced yesterday after a blogger “hacked” into his office’s website and managed to access his office’s annual report prior to its official publication.
Fri, 09 May, 2008
THE internet recruitment service Jobs.ie sent a report to the Data Protection Commissioner yesterday after hackers gained illegal access to users’ personal details.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2008
AN INSPECTOR from the office of the Data Protection Commissioner will visit the offices of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) today to examine security systems.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2008
The Data Protection Commission has expressed concerned over the loss of sensitive information about Irish blood donors.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2008
IRISH legislation which forces telecommunications companies to retain data on all calls, emails and text messages for three years is illegal, according to Europe’s Data Protection officer.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2005
The Data Protection Commissioner has expressed concern about the potential use of traffic speed cameras to create a "surveillance society".
Tue, 19 Apr, 2005
THE GOVERNMENT is leading a drive to enable unprecedented levels of surveillance on all forms of electronic communications throughout Europe.
Fri, 08 Oct, 2004