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#DPC

# dpc - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

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

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

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

# dpc - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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

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

# dpc - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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

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

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

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# dpc - Friday 16 August, 2019

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

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

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

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

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - Monday 21 May, 2018

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.

# dpc - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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.

# dpc - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

# dpc - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# dpc - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# dpc - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States

ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.

# dpc - Monday 24 December, 2012

Abortion 'robo-calls' begin again

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has received a number of complaints about the calls, which initially began in November.

# dpc - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook alleges legal breaches against Facebook Ireland, which hosts global accounts.

# dpc - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.

# dpc - Friday 23 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# dpc - Monday 17 September, 2012

Vodafone to pay €40k to charity to settle marketing breach

The Data Protection Commissioner settles a complaint with Vodafone over breaches of laws on unsolicited marketing.

# dpc - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

# dpc - Friday 31 August, 2012

Airtricity under investigation after disclosure of customer information

The utility company claimed the matter was no longer under investigation but the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed its investigation is ongoing.

# dpc - Friday 17 February, 2012

More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach

Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.

# dpc - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Facebook to be audited by Irish Data Protection Commissioner

The DPC confirmed tonight that the social networking giant’s European operations in Dublin will be examined as will recent complaints into the legality of certain Facebook features.

# dpc - Saturday 16 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.

# dpc - Friday 22 April, 2011

Data Protection Commissioner wants Apple to explain tracking feature

The Irish DPC Billy Hawkes called on the tech giant to be more transparent about its tracking feature which has caused much controversy in recent days.