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#Data Protection

# data-protection - Friday 11 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

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

# data-protection - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

# data-protection - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

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

# data-protection - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

# data-protection - Friday 2 August, 2019

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

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

# data-protection - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

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

# data-protection - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

# data-protection - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# data-protection - Friday 31 May, 2019

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

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

# data-protection - Sunday 19 May, 2019

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

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

# data-protection - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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

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

# data-protection - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# data-protection - Thursday 21 March, 2019

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc Exclusive

Gsoc has apologised to one of the men affected by the breach.

# data-protection - Friday 1 March, 2019

'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process

The Department of Social Protection said 1,001 PSC holders were interviewed about their views – satisfaction rates are quite high.

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

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

# data-protection - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Auto-fill and GDPR were among the data protection problems of 2018

The number of cyber security compromises rose sharply from 49 cases in 2017 to 225 in 2018.

# data-protection - 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 - Monday 21 January, 2019

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

# data-protection - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable

The 2017 list was never published due to concerns over data protection and that even an anonymous list could create a breach.

Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

# data-protection - Friday 14 December, 2018

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week

Public consultation will allow parent groups and child welfare organisations to make submissions.

# data-protection - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

# data-protection - Friday 28 September, 2018

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

# data-protection - Thursday 20 September, 2018

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

# data-protection - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# data-protection - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

37,000 Eir customers affected by data breach after laptop stolen

Gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner have been notified.

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