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#Data Protection Commission

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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 6,952 Views 12 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Friday 14 May, 2021

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 12,859 Views 12 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

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 6,293 Views 12 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 22 April, 2021

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 18,244 Views 92 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

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 8,393 Views 10 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

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 8,946 Views 17 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

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 5,827 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.

# data-protection-commission - Friday 26 February, 2021

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 25,589 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'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 6,828 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 7,139 Views 1 Comment

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'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 76,549 Views 30 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

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 8,580 Views 5 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Friday 13 November, 2020

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 22,723 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Friday 11 September, 2020

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 11,771 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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 21,303 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”.

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 30 July, 2020

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 21,603 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 16,795 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 - Friday 22 May, 2020

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 7,222 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.

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

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 47,487 Views 53 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 12 March, 2020

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 21,431 Views 16 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Saturday 7 March, 2020

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 33,640 Views 37 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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 29,311 Views 32 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

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 13,509 Views 15 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

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 11,595 Views 8 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Saturday 12 October, 2019

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 19,055 Views 28 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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 19,008 Views 101 Comments

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

# data-protection-commission - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

Sep 5th 2019, 7:14 PM 26,329 Views 33 Comments

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,224 Views 31 Comments

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 8:39 PM 12,180 Views 11 Comments

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

# data-protection-commission - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
# Breach
# Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,953 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Lost complete confidence in them': Nearly two new data breaches at Tusla every week

Apr 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,791 Views 25 Comments

Several potentially serious incidents have been reported since the Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last year.

# data-protection-commission - Friday 1 March, 2019

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Second investigation launched into Tusla over 'large volume' of privacy breaches

Mar 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 18,514 Views 19 Comments

The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency.

# data-protection-commission - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,968 Views 64 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# data-protection-commission - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Drogheda hospital criticised after confidential patient records found 'strewn on the street'
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Drogheda hospital criticised after confidential patient records found 'strewn on the street'

Sep 29th 2015, 10:45 PM 16,843 Views 27 Comments

The files contained personal information about 44 orthopaedic patients at Our Lady of Lourdes.

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills

May 9th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,603 Views 4 Comments

A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.

# data-protection-commission - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

Dec 21st 2011, 3:18 PM 3,452 Views 14 Comments

The world’s largest social network will make significant changes to its privacy settings for worldwide users after an Irish audit.