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#Data Protection Commission

# data-protection-commission - This year 2022

Data Protection Commission warned legal costs could drain resources, document shows
# DPC
# DPC

Data Protection Commission warned legal costs could drain resources, document shows

Oct 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 7,398 Views 2 Comments

The risk register also warned of the difficulty in securing enough government funding and getting sanction for “key items of expenditure”.

Instagram launches High Court appeal against record €405 million fine
# Instagram
# Instagram

Instagram launches High Court appeal against record €405 million fine

Sep 30th 2022, 1:30 PM 8,419 Views 4 Comments

The fine was issued following an investigation into the way Instagram handled teenagers’ personal data.

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine
# Instagram
# Instagram

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine

Sep 15th 2022, 10:48 AM 6,065 Views 5 Comments

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said the long-running criticisms are ‘becoming old news’.

Instagram hit by record €405 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# Facebook Ireland
# Facebook Ireland

Instagram hit by record €405 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 5th 2022, 4:50 PM 29,460 Views 8 Comments

This is the biggest fine ever handed out by the Data Protection Commissioner.

Irish Data Protection Commission in discussions with Twitter over security risk claims
# Twitter Security
# Twitter Security

Irish Data Protection Commission in discussions with Twitter over security risk claims

Aug 23rd 2022, 8:42 PM 9,252 Views 0 Comments

The Irish DPC is the watchdog for Twitter in Europe as the company has its regional headquarters in Dublin.

Alleged excessive data gathering by Department of Social Protection being examined
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Alleged excessive data gathering by Department of Social Protection being examined

May 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,679 Views 22 Comments
  • The Data Protection Commission is looking at use of free travel pass data, writes Maria Delaney
  • Noteworthy investigation reveals the Department had a database of free travel journeys until 2020
  • We also find Leap card system usage records, including journey data, are being retained for over a year
Data complaint lodged against GeoDirectory for 'selling personal information' to companies
# ICCL
# ICCL

Data complaint lodged against GeoDirectory for 'selling personal information' to companies

May 3rd 2022, 12:15 PM 14,490 Views 4 Comments

The ICCL said it was able to buy data about people living in Limerick and Dublin and whether they are “deprived’, “struggling” or “affluent”.

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook
# Meta
# Meta

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,411 Views 7 Comments

The fine follows a DPC inquiry into 12 data breach notifications received between June and December 2018.

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe

Mar 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 8,325 Views 0 Comments

Dr Johnny Ryan claims the Data Protection Commission has delayed investigating his 2018 complaint regarding the two companies.

# data-protection-commission - Last year 2021

Four months before all people who had data stolen in cyber attack are contacted, says HSE
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Four months before all people who had data stolen in cyber attack are contacted, says HSE

Dec 20th 2021, 4:37 PM 12,000 Views 7 Comments

Data was retrieved from the US Department of Justice by the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

DPC warns about use of CCTV outside private homes after over 150 complaints in past year
# CCTV
# CCTV

DPC warns about use of CCTV outside private homes after over 150 complaints in past year

Nov 23rd 2021, 9:31 PM 125,055 Views 60 Comments

Most complaints are mainly about neighbours who operate either a CCTV system or smart doorbell.

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses
# Throwing Shade
# Throwing Shade

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses

Sep 17th 2021, 7:14 PM 49,490 Views 39 Comments

Wearers can take a picture or record video by voice command or by pressing a button.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 15,942 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

GSOC finds IT security 'vulnerability' following cyber warning

Sep 10th 2021, 9:50 PM 18,376 Views 9 Comments

The garda watchdog found the security threat after a “general advisory” was issued.

Data regulator to conduct audit of every Irish political party
# Audit
# Audit

Data regulator to conduct audit of every Irish political party

May 20th 2021, 9:54 AM 7,012 Views 12 Comments

The audit will inquire into the processing of personal data by parties over the past three years.

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

May 14th 2021, 10:43 PM 12,943 Views 13 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission
# Data
# Data

Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission

Apr 27th 2021, 3:27 PM 6,382 Views 12 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will discuss data protection law later this evening.

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them
# Online Activity
# Online Activity

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:28 PM 18,429 Views 92 Comments

McDonald was speaking about her party’s data collection practices amid questions from the Data Protection Commission.

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Apr 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,488 Views 12 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 9,026 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data
# Dossiers
# Dossiers

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data

Mar 30th 2021, 11:01 AM 5,880 Views 5 Comments

The inquiry follows last week’s RTÉ Investigates report on the Department processing data of children with autism involved in cases against the State.

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

Feb 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 25,628 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Needed further thinking': DPC paused Facebook's plan to expand its suicide and self-harm prevention tools

Feb 25th 2021, 6:26 PM 6,892 Views 7 Comments

The Data Protection Commission released its annual report for 2020 earlier today.

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog

Feb 25th 2021, 7:43 AM 7,184 Views 1 Comment

More than 6,600 data security breaches were notified last year, according to the Data Protection Commission.

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Home Security
# Home Security

'Big rise' in complaints about domestic CCTV cameras, Data Protection Commissioner says

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 79,799 Views 30 Comments

Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.

# data-protection-commission - All time

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,753 Views 5 Comments

It’s the first time a big tech company has been penalised under GDPR rules.

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Minister for Justice and Irish Prison Service appeal data watchdog finding about officers' thumbprints

Nov 13th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,801 Views 0 Comments

The case against the DPC was launched in the High Court on Tuesday.

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

Sep 11th 2020, 12:16 PM 11,858 Views 0 Comments

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,355 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports
# PUP
# PUP

Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports

Jul 30th 2020, 9:48 PM 21,890 Views 45 Comments

The approach taken by inspectors has prompted concern and criticism in recent days.

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports
# Data Collection
# Data Collection

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports

Jul 30th 2020, 1:14 PM 16,911 Views 38 Comments

The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,276 Views 4 Comments

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees
# Privacy
# Privacy

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

Updated May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 47,900 Views 54 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy

Mar 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,460 Views 16 Comments

Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Mar 7th 2020, 7:27 PM 33,789 Views 37 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 30,735 Views 32 Comments

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,568 Views 15 Comments

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
# Data Processing
# Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,639 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
# Stretched
# Stretched

Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office

Oct 12th 2019, 11:00 PM 19,119 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 19,054 Views 101 Comments

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

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