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# data-protection - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From Business ETC Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection Opinion

Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection

Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.

From Business ETC Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts Data Protection

Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts

The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.

Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak

A spokesperson said there had been “informal contact” to remind the hospital of the commissioner’s codes of practice.

# data-protection - Friday 23 August, 2013

From Business ETC Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff Ibrc

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff Exclusive

Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.

# data-protection - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish government asks Twitter for some users’ account details Investigations

Irish government asks Twitter for some users’ account details

Twitter has disclosed that the government made less than 10 requests for information about users in the first six months of this year in its latest transparency report.

# data-protection - Friday 19 July, 2013

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws

PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.

# data-protection - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

# data-protection - Friday 14 June, 2013

From Business ETC Draft EU data law could kill casual web browsing, digital SMEs warn Online Publishing

Draft EU data law could kill casual web browsing, digital SMEs warn

A group of Irish online publishers say draft European laws could force users to register just to see the homepage of a website.

# data-protection - Monday 10 June, 2013

Data Protection Commissioner ‘not surprised’ by US surveillance programme

Billy Hawkes said that his concern might be that there would be an abuse of powers that have been granted for legitimate reasons.

# data-protection - Friday 7 June, 2013

Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?

Revelations in the US have started a privacy debate in recent days.

# data-protection - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Ireland ‘made EU diplomats sleep in tents’ to force data protection deal

The EU’s justice commissioner says Ireland has been more committed than most to making diplomatic progress.

# data-protection - Monday 20 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with soccer’s next big talent*

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

‘Worrying degree of inappropriate access’ to welfare information

One HSE employee searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.

# data-protection - Monday 18 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know at the start of this Bank Holiday Monday.

Insurer ordered to pay costs in data breach case

A High Court judgement is being hailed as a landmark ruling which makes businesses legally liable for data protection breaches.

# 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