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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From Business ETC Facebook network hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack Facebook

Facebook network hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack

The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.

# data-protection - 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 - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Twitter attacked by ‘sophisticated’ hackers

The attackers may have gained some access to user information.

# data-protection - Monday 28 January, 2013

From Business ETC MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search Data Privacy

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.

# data-protection - 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 - 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 - 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.

Column: Could Leveson affect press freedom in Ireland?

Leveson’s recommendations on data protection have been largely overlooked – but could have serious implications even here, writes Seamus Dooley.

# data-protection - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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 - Friday 23 November, 2012

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 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

# data-protection - 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 - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Irish pupils’ records at risk in major data protection threat Exclusive

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# data-protection - Friday 21 September, 2012

From Business ETC Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland Billy Hawkes

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.

# data-protection - 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 - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From Business ETC Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage Data Protection

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

# data-protection - 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.

NAMA takes legal action against former employee over alleged data removal

The ‘bad bank’ is taking High Court action against a former employee who is alleged to have taken data without authorisation.

# data-protection - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees Exclusive

The personal information of around 900 Bord Gais employees was on the laptop which was stolen from the Dublin 1 office earlier this month.

# data-protection - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From Business ETC Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury Andy Coulson

Former Cameron aide and NoTW editor held on suspicion of perjury

Andy Coulson detained by Scottish police at his home in London.

# data-protection - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills

A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.

# data-protection - Monday 30 April, 2012

Data Commissioner dealt with record number of complaints in 2011

Billy Hawkes said his office received 1,161 complaints for investigation last year.

# data-protection - Friday 9 March, 2012

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack UK

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack

London police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it, and stealing sensitive data – including names, addresses, and phone numbers.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

From Business ETC Public views sought on data protection proposals Data Protection

Public views sought on data protection proposals

The Department of Justice is asking people to submit their views on the European Commission’s proposals to strengthen protections for individuals

# data-protection - Thursday 1 March, 2012

From Business ETC Google privacy policy changes are ‘in breach of EU law’ Google

Google privacy policy changes are ‘in breach of EU law’

The European Union justice commissioner has raised doubts about the legality of the changes the search giant has made to its privacy policy today.

# data-protection - Friday 24 February, 2012

From Business ETC White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users Data Protection

White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users

Barack Obama called on companies like Facebook and Google to engage with privacy advocates in order to establish voluntary codes of conduct aimed at protecting users.

# data-protection - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

No leak of Irish O2 users’ mobile numbers, company says O2

No leak of Irish O2 users’ mobile numbers, company says

O2 admitted that it had accidentally leaked online the mobile numbers of some customers in the UK.

# data-protection - Thursday 5 January, 2012

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 ‘concerned’ over household charge collection

Billy Hawkes said the State’s possible use of the ESB to gather information to collect the household charge is a “disturbing development”.

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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 - 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 - Friday 4 November, 2011

Second British MP apologises for dumping documents in bin

A local resident found material containing constituents’ details which were dumped outside Business Secretary Vince Cable’s constituency office.

# data-protection - Friday 26 August, 2011

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.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 August, 2011

‘No effort made to conceal’ bag found on Co Galway bog containing hospital records

The HSE has launched an investigation into the discovery of the documents yesterday.

# data-protection - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

Six staff at the Department of Social Protection have been investigated since 2009 for inappropriately accessing records.

Facebook’s ‘Like’ button could be in breach of EU law – German official

Data protection officials in one German state have ordered the Like button to be removed from websites, claiming a legal breach.

# data-protection - Thursday 11 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know…