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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

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 41,497 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-protection - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
# Imposters
# Imposters

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement

Mar 31st 2022, 8:45 AM 13,846 Views 5 Comments

The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.

# data-protection - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

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

Data watchdog issues €17 million fine against Facebook

Mar 15th 2022, 2:55 PM 7,381 Views 6 Comments

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

# data-protection - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok

Sep 15th 2021, 4:37 PM 8,785 Views 6 Comments

The second inquiry will focus on transfers by TikTok of personal data to China.

# data-protection - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card
# Investigation
# Investigation

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card

Aug 24th 2021, 3:17 PM 26,259 Views 16 Comments

The Public Services Card was brought in in 2011.

# data-protection - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,800 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

# data-protection - Thursday 29 July, 2021

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

Jul 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,317 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

# data-protection - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
# Information And Tracing
# Information And Tracing

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'

Jul 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 6,498 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

# data-protection - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 53,618 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

# data-protection - Monday 7 June, 2021

Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony

Jun 7th 2021, 6:26 PM 18,865 Views 11 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner raised concerns about the handling of survivor testimony and delays in responding to queries.

# data-protection - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers
# Cyber Breach
# Cyber Breach

Apache Pizza announce data breach associated with details of delivery customers

Jun 6th 2021, 8:18 AM 43,802 Views 36 Comments

The Data Protection Commission has been notified of the breach and Apache Pizza said they will contact gardaí.

# data-protection - Friday 28 May, 2021

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children

May 28th 2021, 5:52 PM 9,854 Views 4 Comments

The department is asking for individuals’ contact details in case their data is in records requested under GDPR.

# data-protection - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?

May 19th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,504 Views 9 Comments

Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.

# data-protection - 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 6,361 Views 12 Comments

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

# data-protection - Friday 23 April, 2021

Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:48 AM 23,288 Views 95 Comments

The so-called “Abú system” has become the source of controversy in recent days.

# data-protection - Friday 16 April, 2021

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
# Android
# Android

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,435 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

# data-protection - Friday 9 April, 2021

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,737 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

# data-protection - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked

Mar 11th 2021, 6:22 PM 169,937 Views 81 Comments

Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.

# data-protection - 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 6,884 Views 7 Comments

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

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 19,470 Views 16 Comments

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

# data-protection - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,365 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# data-protection - 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 79,681 Views 30 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 22,794 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,824 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 729 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# data-protection - 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 11,845 Views 0 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 21,332 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 - Monday 17 August, 2020

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year

Aug 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,714 Views 9 Comments

The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.

# data-protection - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid
# ECJ
# ECJ

Europe's highest court rules that data protection arrangement between EU and US is invalid

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 41,688 Views 42 Comments

The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said his department was “deeply disappointed” by the court ruling.

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Highest European court expected to rule on data privacy case today

Jul 16th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,743 Views 0 Comments

The ruling on this case could have significant implications for how data is transferred between the EU and the US.

# data-protection - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,429 Views 55 Comments

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

# data-protection - Monday 24 February, 2020

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,350 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

# data-protection - 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 13,556 Views 15 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 11,624 Views 8 Comments

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

# data-protection - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
# Cardiff
# Cardiff

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,322 Views 0 Comments

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'

Nov 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,222 Views 16 Comments

The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.

# data-protection - 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 19,041 Views 101 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 13,346 Views 43 Comments

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

# data-protection - 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 26,363 Views 33 Comments

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

# data-protection - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

Aug 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,006 Views 46 Comments

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

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