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

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:59 PM 19,387 Views 16 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,304 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

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

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 16,759 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-commissioner - Friday 6 March, 2020

Court rules against Data Protection Commissioner in long-running case sparked by 'Isis' graffiti in hospice
# Our Lady's Hospice
# Our Lady's Hospice

Court rules against Data Protection Commissioner in long-running case sparked by 'Isis' graffiti in hospice

Mar 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,525 Views 0 Comments

CCTV was checked to try and trace who did the graffiti. A worker was subsequently disciplined when spotted taking unauthorised breaks on the footage.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC
# Unlawful Basis
# Unlawful Basis

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

Nov 21st 2019, 12:52 PM 26,254 Views 41 Comments

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned

Nov 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,964 Views 17 Comments

New documents have shown how the Passport Office considered its options before pulling the PSC as a mandatory requirement.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:05 AM 21,166 Views 50 Comments

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
# PSC
# PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 16,964 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,050 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

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

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
# PSC
# PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 23,828 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

Sep 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,688 Views 57 Comments

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

# data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 23,648 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 12,948 Views 43 Comments

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests
# PSC
# PSC

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests

Sep 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,746 Views 34 Comments

The decision was made in March 2018 to not make the controversial card mandatory for a driving test.

# data-protection-commissioner - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

Aug 18th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,372 Views 7 Comments

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 16 August, 2019

Government will 'very seriously' consider commissioner's report into Public Services Card
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

Government will 'very seriously' consider commissioner's report into Public Services Card

Aug 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 14,474 Views 53 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner reject Government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications
# Data Retention
# Data Retention

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications

Aug 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 34,719 Views 81 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has found that there is no lawful basis for retaining information from PSC applications.

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,812 Views 32 Comments

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

Aug 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 32,713 Views 119 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 2 August, 2019

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,388 Views 0 Comments

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

# data-protection-commissioner - Monday 10 June, 2019

'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published
# Long Awaited
# Long Awaited

'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published

Jun 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,688 Views 76 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says a “decision will made” once the full report becomes available.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 31 May, 2019

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

Updated May 31st 2019, 5:24 PM 14,386 Views 7 Comments

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

# data-protection-commissioner - Friday 26 April, 2019

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

Apr 26th 2019, 6:06 PM 10,333 Views 20 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

# data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised
# Cabot Financial
# Cabot Financial

Debt collector data breach results in some mortgage-holders' details being compromised

Apr 11th 2019, 9:00 PM 25,922 Views 9 Comments

The breach resulted in names, contact information, and financial details being compromised.

# 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
# 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 51,962 Views 64 Comments

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
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

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

Feb 7th 2019, 5:16 PM 1,349 Views 0 Comments

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
# Data Concerns
# Data Concerns

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

Jan 28th 2019, 5:09 PM 19,653 Views 47 Comments

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
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

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

Updated Jan 14th 2019, 7:33 PM 89,569 Views 104 Comments

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
# Hacked
# Hacked

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

Oct 1st 2018, 10:40 PM 6,592 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 9:59 PM 25,161 Views 17 Comments

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
# GDPR
# GDPR

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

May 21st 2018, 6:03 PM 12,764 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Off The Charts
# Off The Charts

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

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,434 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Speeding
# Speeding

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

Apr 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,969 Views 87 Comments

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
# KNUCKLES RAPPED
# KNUCKLES RAPPED

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

Mar 4th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,974 Views 24 Comments

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
# Who You Know
# Who You Know

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

Mar 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,544 Views 40 Comments

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
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

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

Feb 27th 2018, 10:31 AM 32,588 Views 28 Comments

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?
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

Feb 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,375 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Request Refused
# Request Refused

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

Dec 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 47,135 Views 45 Comments

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
# Smash And Grab
# Smash And Grab

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

Dec 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,393 Views 46 Comments

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
# Connected Toys
# Connected Toys

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

Nov 14th 2017, 2:26 PM 14,308 Views 11 Comments

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

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