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#Data Protection Commissioner

# data-protection-commissioner - 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

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

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder

Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 28 January, 2019

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 14 January, 2019

Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears

The group intends to appeal this decision to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach

On Friday, Facebook reported that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

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Watch: What on earth is GDPR, and what does it mean for you?

We sat down with the Data Protection Commissioner’s Graham Doyle this afternoon to suss out what the biggest data protection legislation in generations entails for Ireland.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 21 May, 2018

The EU's biggest data protection regulation in 30 years hits this Friday - and we want to hear your questions on it

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live tomorrow afternoon on the subject. If you have any questions now’s the time to have your say.

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 7 April, 2018

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

The Data Protection Commissioner has released details of its 2017 investigations.

Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information

The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.

# data-protection-commissioner - 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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks'

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee

The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers

The warning comes after UK watchdog Which? investigated a number of toys on the market.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 10 November, 2017

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 9 November, 2017

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld

The appeal concerned an infamous appearance by Shatter and Wexford TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2013.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 9 October, 2017

Data Protection Commissioner investigating shops asking for customer email addresses after complaints

Her office has carried out a number of audits and will be issuing guidelines on e-receipts soon.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Missing AIB customer details found after bag handed into Galway business

About 550 customers were affected.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 17 July, 2017

# data-protection-commissioner - 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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 6 March, 2017

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years Exclusive

The HSE’s child and family services, the precursor to Tusla, also repeatedly sent details of the case to a series of incorrect addresses.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Landmark case about Facebook's transfer of personal data begins in Dublin

An Austrian privacy lawyer has argued our Data Protection Commissioner should use its powers to stop these transfers to the US.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 26 December, 2016

Ireland's crackdown on pesky marketers is keeping cold calls at bay

The Data Protection Commissioner received just a dozen complaints about unsolicited calls in 2016.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone

The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.

# data-protection-commissioner - 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.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 7 December, 2015

A controversial Dublin café is at it again after publishing CCTV footage of a customer

The White Moose Café has been no stranger to controversy in recent months.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Privacy watchdog ordered to investigate how Facebook uses your data

The Data Protection Commissioner has been told to investigate Facebook’s transfer of data to the US.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Europe's top court has torn up the rules on how US tech giants use your data

All eyes are now on the Irish privacy watchdog.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

The HSE divulged salary details of one of their employees to a person 'who asked for them'

There was a nearly 50% jump in data breaches notified to the data protection commissioner Helen Dixon in 2014.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 12 January, 2015

An Post warned by Data Protection Commissioner over customers' bank account details

A bank statement containing financial information was previously requested when signing up for a TV license direct debt.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Data breach made student grant applications visible on website

The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

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