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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Friday 8 April, 2016

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# data-protection - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

# data-protection - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

# data-protection - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# data-protection - 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 - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air

The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.

# data-protection - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked

“Life is short. Have an affair.”

# data-protection - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# data-protection - Friday 3 July, 2015

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people’s boarding passes

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.

# data-protection - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.

# data-protection - Friday 19 June, 2015

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# data-protection - Monday 18 May, 2015

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

# data-protection - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies

It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

# data-protection - Monday 23 February, 2015

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

# data-protection - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# data-protection - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools' POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# data-protection - 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 - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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 - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

# data-protection - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# data-protection - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US

The tech giant is fighting an order to hand over email data stored on its Dublin servers.

# data-protection - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# data-protection - 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 - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

# data-protection - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager - weeks after asking for PPS numbers

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

# data-protection - 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.

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number

Want to keep your 30,000 litre allowance? Irish Water will need to keep your PPS number indefinitely.

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# data-protection - Monday 6 October, 2014

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

# data-protection - 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 - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# data-protection - Sunday 10 August, 2014

# data-protection - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

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