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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Data Collection

This year
Italy blocks ChatGPT over its mass collection of personal data to 'train' algorithms
The country’s Data Protection Authority said US firm OpenAI has no legal basis to justify this use of personal data.
All time
Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports
The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.
Google's Irish boss thinks government departments need to be more like Estonia
The eastern European country has been quick to embrace new technology.
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
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.
21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011
Another EU state had 2,436 individuals earning over €1 million in the same year.
Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights
A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.
EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit
The European Commission says it will ask the US for assurances about the legality of its data harvesting this week.
Facebook privacy concerns are on the rise, says consumer report
Oversharing and excessive data collection are growing concerns of Facebook users, a US consumer reports has claimed.
Date for the 2011 Census set - people urged to consider question of religion
New questions will be included on this year’s form, and respondents have been urged to think very carefully about the issue of religion.