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#Data Protection Commissioner

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 28 January, 2016

State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime

Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 7 December, 2015

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer

The White Moose Café has been no stranger to controversy in recent months.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

The Data Protection Commissioner has been told to investigate Facebook’s transfer of data to the US.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Europe’s top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

The HSE divulged salary details of one of their employees to a person ‘who asked for them’

There was a nearly 50% jump in data breaches notified to the data protection commissioner Helen Dixon in 2014.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE ‘revealed sensitive detail’ about daughter’s medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 12 January, 2015

An Post warned by Data Protection Commissioner over customers’ bank account details

A bank statement containing financial information was previously requested when signing up for a TV license direct debt.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Data breach made student grant applications visible on website

The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer’s private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# 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.

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.

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