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# privacy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# privacy - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

# privacy - Monday 29 January, 2018

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

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

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

# privacy - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists'

Just last year the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed the telephone records of certain journalists during an investigation, writes Elizabeth Farries.

# privacy - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe

The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.

# privacy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Tapes of Princess Diana discussing her failed marriage to air next month

Channel 4 has planned the broadcast for next month – but those who were close to Diana say the tapes will cause distress.

# privacy - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

# privacy - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

# privacy - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Graham Dwyer takes case to the High Court over use of mobile phone records in his trial

Dwyer claims that his rights to privacy were breached during the trial.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

British royals want €1.5 million over topless pictures of Duchess of Cambridge

The royal couple are not expected to attend the trial in Paris, which started today.

# privacy - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

# privacy - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Martin McGuinness criticises the Irish Times, saying he wants his privacy respected during illness

McGuinness was strongly critical of The Irish Times for running an article on his health today.

# privacy - Friday 23 December, 2016

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

The actor says his estranged wife is trying to make him look bad, with little regard for the welfare of their six children.

# privacy - Friday 9 December, 2016

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs

How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?

# privacy - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.

# privacy - Sunday 31 July, 2016

This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption

Most modern smartphones have it enabled by default, but it’s easy to check just in case.

# privacy - Friday 15 July, 2016

Microsoft wins case where it refused to hand over emails stored in Ireland

The US government had wanted emails stored here.

# privacy - Friday 8 July, 2016

Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick

The decision to not implement it across the board might not sit well with privacy advocates.

# privacy - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?

It might be an unlikely situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

GSOC says details of Clare Daly's arrest were leaked by gardaí - but no one will be punished

Daly was arrested in 2013 after a breathalyser failed to register a reading, but was later cleared.

# privacy - Friday 15 April, 2016

Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think

If you shared ones linked to private files, then you could have a problem.

# privacy - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

If you're on Tinder, there's now a site that can spy on you

Swipe Buster allows people to search for anyone using Tinder for less than a fiver.

# privacy - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Grieving father begs Apple to unblock his dead son’s iPhone

Apple says it does not have the ability to do so.

# privacy - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Oliver Kahn loses court case over photos of his children being published despite ban

Two magazines repeatedly published photos of his children despite a blanket ban.

# privacy - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From Business ETC Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook’s side Privacy

Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook’s side

After months of criticism, the country’s watchdog now suspects Facebook of abusing its position for more personal data.

# privacy - Monday 29 February, 2016

From Business ETC You could use Facebook to figure out your friends’ sleeping patterns Privacy

You could use Facebook to figure out your friends’ sleeping patterns

The creator said the tool was a way to show how we leave digital footprints, even when you don’t realise it.

# privacy - Monday 22 February, 2016

The FBI gives its reasons for wanting an iPhone unlocked, but Apple is having none of it

The FBI director argues the order is for “the victims and justice” but Apple says it “threatens everyone’s civil liberties”.

# privacy - Friday 19 February, 2016

Apple apologises for 'Error 53' bug and issues an update fixing it

While more tech companies come out in support of its decision to not follow a court order regarding easier access to its iPhones.

# privacy - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

# privacy - 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.

# privacy - Monday 18 January, 2016

80% of Irish people think they can’t control their privacy on social media

1,000 people were asked whether or not they trusted the privacy of their images online.

# privacy - Friday 6 November, 2015

Your personal data was talked about at the Web Summit, but it looks like you might have to pay to keep it safe in the future

Privacy could become a product purchased by the rich and an unattainable luxury for the poor, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# privacy - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device

Invizbox is hoping its second product, a mobile privacy box, will make a splash in the consumer market.

# privacy - Thursday 1 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Everyone is talking about the creepy new app Peeple - but what even is it? Peeple

Everyone is talking about the creepy new app Peeple - but what even is it?

It’s like Yelp, but for people. And nobody’s happy.

# privacy - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Microsoft insists it's not scanning users' emails so it can serve up better ads

The company responds to privacy fears surrounding how Windows 10 collects and uses information from users.

This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you're seeing are rubbish

They have no effect on Facebook’s privacy policy whatsoever so stop sharing them.

# privacy - Monday 28 September, 2015

From Business ETC This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts No Peeking

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts

BlackPhone 2 offers encryption by default and allows users detailed control over app permissions.

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