Data Protection Commission clocks up nearly €3m in legal bills over EU-US data transfer case

Data Protection Commission clocks up nearly €3m in legal bills over EU-US data transfer case

The case last year went to the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) in Strasbourg which examined the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU-US data transfer channels used by Facebook and others.

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Tusla fined again for data breach

Tusla fined again for data breach

Tusla is to be fined for disclosing sensitive personal data that was later posted on social media, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has decided.

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Lots still to do with Tusla regarding data breaches, Data Protection Commissioner

Lots still to do with Tusla regarding data breaches, Data Protection Commissioner

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”.

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DPC: 75 separate data breaches by Tusla

DPC: 75 separate data breaches by Tusla

Tusla is the subject of an inquiry by the Data Protection Commission after the contact and location details of a mother and child victim were “accidentally” disclosed to their alleged abuser.

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Cianan Brennan: Dixon determined to face all challenges

Cianan Brennan: Dixon determined to face all challenges

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon discusses the frustration she has experienced in the role so far, but says several cases are now nearing conclusion.

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Google and Tinder being investigated by Data Protection Commission

Google and Tinder being investigated by Data Protection Commission

It is in relation to the transparency of users information.

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Over 6,700 data breaches reported to Data Protection commissioner

Over 6,700 data breaches reported to Data Protection commissioner

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.

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Interpretation of data-protection laws hampering efforts to safeguard vulnerable people from abuse, claims report

Interpretation of data-protection laws hampering efforts to safeguard vulnerable people from abuse, claims report

It claims GDPR rules are being interpreted too rigidly and cautiously by some state agencies.

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TD 'can’t figure out' why Passport Office would give customer data to some State bodies

TD 'can’t figure out' why Passport Office would give customer data to some State bodies

International law enforcement agencies and the Department of Social Protection are among eight bodies to whom the Passport Office routinely divulges information from its dataset, it has emerged.

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Data Protection Commissioner says she received 'significantly less funding than requested from Government

Data Protection Commissioner says she received 'significantly less funding than requested from Government

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.

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DPC’s role regulating tech giants ‘disproportionate’

DPC’s role regulating tech giants ‘disproportionate’

A leading European expert on digitisation and the right to privacy has described the responsibility of Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner in regulating tech multinationals as being “disproportionate”.

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Ireland protects privacy of citizens more than any other developed nation

Ireland protects privacy of citizens more than any other developed nation

Ireland protects the privacy of its citizens more than any other developed nation, a new study shows.

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Only guilty need fear transparency - Evolving data protection norms

Only guilty need fear transparency - Evolving data protection norms

The data wars have intensified, and will again.

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Departments unsure of responsibility for overseeing PSC

Departments unsure of responsibility for overseeing PSC

Confusion remains as to which of the Departments of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and Public Expenditure and Reform, or both, has primary responsibility for the Public Service Identity (PSI) database.

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Government faces calls to scrap controversial Public Services Card

Government faces calls to scrap controversial Public Services Card

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has been ordered to delete the data it holds on 3.2 million people.

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Public Services Card investigation result a 'disaster of the Governments own making'

Public Services Card investigation result a 'disaster of the Governments own making'

The Public Services Card is in breach of several aspects of data-protection law, according to the state's watchdog.

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Public Services Card an example of 'how technology can be used against people living in poverty'

Public Services Card an example of 'how technology can be used against people living in poverty'

The Information Rights Project Manager for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Elizabeth Farries, has said that the Irish State is forcing disadvantaged people living in poverty to trade their data to access services to which they are already entitled.

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Lock them out, they’ll find another way in

Lock them out, they’ll find another way in

Access to global networks is a great source of power but it must be used with responsibility and not be taken for granted, write Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elina Ribakova

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New data rules cannot be allowed to develop red tape misery

New data rules cannot be allowed to develop red tape misery

It may be easier to say what a developed country is rather than what a developing country is.

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Staff error blamed for data breaches at Passport Office

Staff error blamed for data breaches at Passport Office

More than 50 data breaches have been reported by the Passport Service to the Data Commission since the start of 2018.

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30 nations pitch internet security rules amid Huawei concern

30 nations pitch internet security rules amid Huawei concern

The non-binding proposals were published at the end of a two-day meeting in Prague.

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Sensitive patient records found on Cork city street

Sensitive patient records found on Cork city street

Documents with sensitive patient data identifying children and adults, details of surgical procedures, and reasons for missing appointments have been found on a busy city-centre street in Cork.

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No action taken against tech companies despite 2,000 complaints in 2018

No action taken against tech companies despite 2,000 complaints in 2018

No action has been taken against tech companies in Ireland despite 2,000 complaints being made in the last year.

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Microsoft users' emails exposed in data breach

Microsoft users' emails exposed in data breach

Microsoft has confirmed that some of its email services have been breached by hackers, with the contents of some user emails exposed by the attack.

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Possible data breach being investigated at Galway hospital after patients receive scam letter

Possible data breach being investigated at Galway hospital after patients receive scam letter

A number of patients had raised concerns after receiving a letter in the post from an organisation calling itself the Anglo American Lottery.

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Data Protection Commissioner says GDPR shouldn't prevent publication of ministers' pensions

Data Protection Commissioner says GDPR shouldn't prevent publication of ministers' pensions

The Data Protection Commissioner has said she “can’t see any reason” why the introduction of GDPR should prohibit the Government from publishing pension payments to former senior office holders.

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Investigations into 15 tech companies have been opened as data breaches increase 70%

Investigations into 15 tech companies have been opened as data breaches increase 70%

There was a 70% rise in the number of data breaches in Ireland last year since new GDPR laws were brought in.

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Department of Social Protection won’t release report on services card

Department of Social Protection won’t release report on services card

The Department of Social Protection is refusing to reveal information on the Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into the lawfulness of the public services card.

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Data protection laws make finding candidates for local elections more difficult

Data protection laws make finding candidates for local elections more difficult

New data protection laws are making it difficult to find candidates for May's local elections because of the extra work involved.

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China link to Marriott hotels data breach

China link to Marriott hotels data breach

China has been linked to a hack on the Marriott hotels giant and its Starwood reservation system — one of the world’s largest-ever data breaches, Reuters said in an exclusive report.

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Quora reveals data breach affecting up to 100 million users

Quora reveals data breach affecting up to 100 million users

The company said it was in the process of notifying affected users.

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Owner of Dublin's Westin Hotel caught up in global data breach affecting up to 500 million customers

Owner of Dublin's Westin Hotel caught up in global data breach affecting up to 500 million customers

Marriott has announced 500 million guests' data may have been exposed during breaches in a reservation database that began in 2014.

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1,250 requests to access private data

1,250 requests to access private data

State agencies have made more than 1,250 disclosure requests to access people’s private online information from internet companies over the last five years, new figures show.

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Who owns your data and who decides on access to it?

Who owns your data and who decides on access to it?

State agencies’ power to access your phone and internet data has long been dogged by controversy. It has been challenged by successive court rulings and, last month, a judge said there was an ‘urgency’ to clearing up the law. So what is going on in the spying game, asks Security Correspondent Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Consumers told to protect their data when shopping for Black Friday deals

Consumers told to protect their data when shopping for Black Friday deals

Consumers hungry for Black Friday deals have been warned to protect their personal data when shopping online.

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More than 5,000 affected by Park by Phone data breach

More than 5,000 affected by Park by Phone data breach

More than 5,000 people have been affected by the data breach at Cork City’s Park by Phone service, it emerged last night.

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UCD Students' Union suspends Leap Cards over data protection fears

UCD Students' Union suspends Leap Cards over data protection fears

The Students' Union at University College Dublin says it has suspended the sale of student Leap Cards because of concerns over data protection.

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Stolen Eir laptop decrypted by faulty update; 37,000 customers affected by data breach

Stolen Eir laptop decrypted by faulty update; 37,000 customers affected by data breach

Around 37,000 Eir customers have been hit by a security breach after a staff laptop was stolen.

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Dixons Carphone data breach affected millions more than first thought

Dixons Carphone data breach affected millions more than first thought

The company said the hack saw around 10 million records containing personal data accessed.

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GDPR: Everything you need to know about the new data laws

GDPR: Everything you need to know about the new data laws

Find out how the new data laws affect the general public and businesses.

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EU’s data law will be ‘global standard’

EU’s data law will be ‘global standard’

The EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become the “global standard”, an Irish expert has warned — as 100 IBM executives descend on Washington DC to implore Congress not to introduce similar rules in the US.

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Warning to businesses after three companies admit sending unsolicited marketing messages

Warning to businesses after three companies admit sending unsolicited marketing messages

AA Ireland along with two other companies, The Dublin Mint Office Ltd and Viking Direct Ireland Ltd pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court today of sending or making unsolicited marketing calls, text messages and emails, which can result in a fine of up to €5,000 per offence.

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WhatsApp boss Jan Koum to leave Facebook amid data scandal

WhatsApp boss Jan Koum to leave Facebook amid data scandal

WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company's parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks.

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Facebook to target 'dark ads' ahead of abortion referendum

Facebook to target 'dark ads' ahead of abortion referendum

Facebook will launch transparency tools in Ireland on April 25 targeting "dark ads" ahead of the abortion referendum.

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Independent News and Media announces protection plan following data breach

Independent News and Media announces protection plan following data breach

Independent News and Media has announced a plan to protect journalists data.

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Department refutes claims state could be in breach of data laws on Public Services Card

Department refutes claims state could be in breach of data laws on Public Services Card

Update 7.30pm: A legal expert has warned the state could be liable to pay compensation to the three million people who have a Public Services Card.

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