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#Billy Hawkes

# billy-hawkes - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

# billy-hawkes - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# billy-hawkes - Monday 12 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is very worried about the new postcode system. Here's why...

The office says that “in the Irish context, a person’s home address is an important part of their identity.

# billy-hawkes - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

# billy-hawkes - Saturday 22 March, 2014

"General snooping" likely reason gardaí looked up model 80 times --- Data Commissioner

An audit of the force’s data system found that the records of several high-profile people had been accessed inappropriately.

# billy-hawkes - Friday 21 March, 2014

Garda whistleblowers' use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner

The Garda Commissioner has said he shares the concerns “and I have expressed my disquiet about this publically on several occasions”.

# billy-hawkes - Monday 27 January, 2014

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security

Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.

# billy-hawkes - Friday 22 November, 2013

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

# billy-hawkes - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Gardaí investigate as 1.5 million affected by Loyaltybuild data breach

Customers are being advised to check for unusual transactions over the last month.

# billy-hawkes - 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.

# billy-hawkes - Monday 20 May, 2013

‘Worrying degree of inappropriate access’ to welfare information

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

# billy-hawkes - 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.

# billy-hawkes - Friday 21 September, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

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

# billy-hawkes - 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.

# billy-hawkes - Friday 10 February, 2012

Eircom criticised by DPC over slow reporting of laptop data breach

Bank account details of some 550 customers may be at risk as Eircom has only now revealed a data breach that occurred last year.

# billy-hawkes - 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

# billy-hawkes - Monday 30 May, 2011

Schools forced to remove CCTV systems by Data Protection Commissioner

The Data Protection Commissioner’s report for 2010 says investigation revealed inappropriate access to insurance data as well as two cases where school has to remove CCTV cameras.

# billy-hawkes - Friday 22 April, 2011

Data Protection Commissioner wants Apple to explain tracking feature

The Irish DPC Billy Hawkes called on the tech giant to be more transparent about its tracking feature which has caused much controversy in recent days.