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# data-protection-commissioner - 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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

‘No data breach’ says Irish Water, despite sending 6,329 letters to the wrong address

The Data Protection Commissioner has not said whether a breach took place.

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Be careful, scammers are still targeting Irish home phone users

Two mammies of TheJournal.ie staffers have been targeted in the last two weeks alone. Have you received one of these calls?

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Irish Water will be asking for your PPS number and they’ll be doing so ‘within weeks’

The company accepts that “this is an unusual territory for a utility to be in”.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 12 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is very worried about the new postcode system. Here’s why…

The office says that “in the Irish context, a person’s home address is an important part of their identity.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter’s data protection breach

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

‘Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign’ – Wallace

Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Alan Shatter ‘disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information’ in data protection case

The Sunday Independent reported today that the Data Protection Commissioner will find that the Minister broke the law.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge ‘Creep of the Week’ Facebook trawl branded ‘distasteful and invasive’ Creep Of The Week

‘Creep of the Week’ Facebook trawl branded ‘distasteful and invasive’

The feature on CollegeTimes.ie scrapes Facebook for photos of attractive students.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 22 November, 2013

Committee should be ‘unhindered’ in investigating garda whistleblower files

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach

Customers are being advised to check for unusual transactions over the last month.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I’m not saying what that info is Ming V Shatter This post contains videos

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I’m not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

‘Unexpected number’ of gardaí accessed information on Clare Daly arrest

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said today that he has had concerns for some time about sensitive and confidential information finding its way into the public domain.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Pro-life ‘robo-calls’ to Irish numbers came from United States

ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 24 December, 2012

Abortion ‘robo-calls’ begin again

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has received a number of complaints about the calls, which initially began in November.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner commences action on “cookie” law

The Commissioner has sent letters to 80 websites requesting information on how they have met their obligations under the law since July 2011.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook’s privacy policy

Max Schrems and his group, ‘Europe v Facebook’, is preparing legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner over its recent audit of Facebook and its privacy policy.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data

The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.

From Business ETC Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court Facebook

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook alleges legal breaches against Facebook Ireland, which hosts global accounts.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 23 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Number behind abortion robo-calls shut down

Two investigations into the calls have begun today.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools’ security flaw

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 17 September, 2012

From Business ETC Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach Data Protection

Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach

The Data Protection Commissioner settles a complaint with Vodafone over breaches of laws on unsolicited marketing.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

Ireland’s data regulator is looking for expert advice regarding the potential impact communications and security technologies are likely to have on data protection rights.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 9 August, 2012

From Business ETC AIB apologises for misreporting of customer loan repayment data AIB

AIB apologises for misreporting of customer loan repayment data

Personal customer reports provided by the bank to the Irish Credit Bureau misrepresented information on missed loan repayments.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 30 July, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner to make Facebook privacy decision by October

The watchdog is monitoring whether the social media giant is following recommendations made in a recent audit.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach

The travel agency’s website had briefly shown details of some of its online customers, including passport details, to the public.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 17 February, 2012

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-protection-commissioner - Monday 13 February, 2012

‘Hundreds’ of social welfare records in data protection breach

Three insurance companies admit to using a PI who illegally sourced data from within the Department of Social Protection.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 10 February, 2012

Eircom criticised by DPC over slow reporting of laptop data breach

Bank account details of some 550 customers may be at risk as Eircom has only now revealed a data breach that occurred last year.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Minister for the Environment insists household charge site is “fully secure”

Phil Hogan was responding to criticisms by the Data Protection Commissioner earlier today who said it was a “somewhat disturbing development” that the gov

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Facebook to make major changes after Irish investigation; a possible solution for ghost estates; and the worst delivery man you’ll see today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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