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# data - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# data - Friday 17 January, 2014

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue

The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.

# data - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Google privacy case can be heard in UK, court rules

The internet giant will be appealing the decision, having argued that the trial should take place in California.

# data - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Android-powered Blackphone aims to be first privacy-focused smartphone

The two companies behind it say that the phone will be unlocked and ready to pre-order at the end of February.

# data - Monday 30 December, 2013

How to catch the consumer eye in 2014 has released 6 trends it reckons all businesses need to know

# data - Friday 20 December, 2013

Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'

The company has been accused of “illegal processing of personal data” obtained from users of its many services.

# data - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Facebook buys sports data startup SportStream to help it find real-time content

The startup tracks sports-related content, news and statistics, allowing broadcasters to find and use content from Facebook.

# data - Friday 13 December, 2013

NSA review panel calls for reform and end to call gathering

The panel proposes stricter guidelines and a higher standard of proof before the NSA allowed to collect and search data.

# data - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen

If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.

# data - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA

Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.

# data - Friday 22 November, 2013

LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs

LG admitted to the claims after a British IT consultant blogged about how his smart TV sent data even after he disabled it.

# data - Friday 15 November, 2013

Column: The Loyaltybuild breach shows it's time to take data protection seriously

In countries lucky enough not to have suffered under a police state, data protection concerns do not always alarm the ordinary citizen. We need to wake up, writes Fergal Crehan.

# data - Monday 4 November, 2013

Google boss says US data spying "outrageous" and potentially illegal

Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.

# data - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Under-13s most vulnerable to sex assault by male family member

A report from the RCNI is published this morning and shows that the average age of perpetrators was 26.

# data - Monday 7 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about Priory Hall, breaches in patient data and Gerry Adams.

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months Exclusive

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# data - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Book claims conventional pregnancy 'wisdom' is wrong

Pregnant college professor decided to crunch the data on commonly-held perceptions about what to eat, drink and how to behave in general when carrying a baby.

# data - Friday 16 August, 2013

Government acknowledges section of new FOI bill 'may cause difficulties'

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will consider if section 17 of the new FOI bill needs to be altered in the wake of correspondence from the Information Commissioner.

Government insists new FOI bill does not intend to 'uninvent computers'

Transparency activists have raised concerns about a provision in the new Freedom of Information Bill but the government has insisted their interpretation of the bill is not what the proposed legislation intends.

# data - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Consumer confidence is up, but disposable income is down, says report

Credit card debt is in decline, property transactions on the increase but new car sales continue to struggle.

# data - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'

Fitch Ratings said that the rate is to rise following the introduction of the Personal Insolvency Act, amongst other changes.

# data - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Column: The Open Government Partnership offers real opportunities for civil society participation

We need to consign the culture of ‘group-think’ that contributed to the banking collapse to the dim and distant past. Open government and open data the way forward for job creation, writes Brian Hayes TD.

# data - Monday 17 June, 2013

Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'

In a statement, Apple says authorities ask for information mostly for police reasons – finding missing kids, tracking down vulnerable people, investigating crimes and preventing suicides.

# data - Friday 14 June, 2013

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 - Thursday 21 March, 2013

CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012

The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.

# data - Monday 18 March, 2013

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 - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Here's how much disposable income the average person in Ireland has

The annual CSO study on income also found that the number of people unable to afford basic necessities has jumped significantly.

# data - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# data - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life

A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.

# data - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

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9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…

# data - Friday 21 December, 2012

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

# data - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

HIQA publishes data quality guide for healthcare staff

The authority said the guide is aimed at helping front line healthcare staff ensure patient information is of the highest quality possible.

# data - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Companies 'fire their best workers during recessions'

High-skilled – but high wage-earners – are among those most likely to be let go, finds Columbia University research.

# data - Monday 24 September, 2012

IMF says Argentina faces 'red card' over bad data

Christine Lagarde said Argentina has until December to produce data on growth and inflation – or else face censure.

# data - 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 - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Hackers post pilfered Yahoo! passwords

Nearly half a million passwords and email addresses from a Yahoo! server were posted online.

# data - Friday 6 July, 2012

Latest US jobs figures show unemployment sticking at 8.2 per cent

New data signals that the US economy is still struggling three years after the end of the recession.

# data - Thursday 5 July, 2012

UPDATE: Vodafone confirms problems with voice and data services

The company says the issue has now been resolved.

# data - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Free WiFi for Grafton Street ahead of wider roll-out

WiFi will be available in 20-minute slots free of charge on Dublin city centre street. Bitbuzz says it’s expanding service to Galway and Cork this year.

# data - Sunday 10 June, 2012

LinkedIn says all accounts secure again after password hack

An FBI investigation is now under way after almost 6.5million passwords were breached last week.