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# 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

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…

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

The world’s largest social network will make significant changes to its privacy settings for worldwide users after an Irish audit.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 18 December, 2011

From Business ETC ‘Massive blow’ to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected Three Strikes

‘Massive blow’ to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected

The broadband firm’s ‘three strikes’ system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as ‘highly significant’ for internet users.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From Business ETC Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach Security Flaw

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach

The social network says that the bug, which allowed users’ private photos to be accessed, has since been fixed.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From Business ETC Facebook and the controversial cookie Facebook

Facebook and the controversial cookie

Has Facebook re-enabled a tracking cookie – and if so, what does it mean for Facebook users?

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Facebook to be audited by Irish Data Protection Commissioner

The DPC confirmed tonight that the social networking giant’s European operations in Dublin will be examined as will recent complaints into the legality of certain Facebook features.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 26 September, 2011

More complaints over Facebook and its ‘like’ button

The Data Protection Commission has received another six complaints about the social networking site – including one about its ‘like’ button.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 26 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s news: Dublin Fire Brigade unions head for the LRC, Anglo’s last ever accounts, New York prepares for evacuation, and more success for Shamrock Rovers and Conor Niland…

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal Exclusive

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

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