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# dpc - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Wed 4:16 PM 8,185 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

# dpc - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 8,904 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

# dpc - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data
# Dossiers
# Dossiers

Data watchdog launches inquiry into Health Department's processing of personal data

Mar 30th 2021, 11:01 AM 5,789 Views 5 Comments

The inquiry follows last week’s RTÉ Investigates report on the Department processing data of children with autism involved in cases against the State.

# dpc - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,268 Views 11 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

# dpc - Friday 26 February, 2021

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

Feb 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 25,570 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

# dpc - 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 6,803 Views 7 Comments

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

# dpc - 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 57,302 Views 0 Comments

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

# dpc - 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 22,231 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.

# dpc - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,540 Views 5 Comments

It’s the first time a big tech company has been penalised under GDPR rules.

# dpc - 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 21,302 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”.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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 28,301 Views 71 Comments

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

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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 26,745 Views 34 Comments

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
# 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 26,324 Views 33 Comments

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
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

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

Sep 4th 2019, 10:04 AM 13,363 Views 45 Comments

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
# 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.

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 32,712 Views 119 Comments

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
# 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.

# dpc - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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

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

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,066 Views 30 Comments

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
# 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.

# dpc - 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 19,652 Views 45 Comments

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'
# 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.

# dpc - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - 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.

# dpc - Thursday 9 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 9th 2017, 4:10 PM 12,304 Views 55 Comments

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
# E-receipts
# E-receipts

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

Oct 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 48,293 Views 44 Comments

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
# Aircoach
# Aircoach

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

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:03 AM 25,292 Views 34 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Jan 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 16,449 Views 33 Comments

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
# New Job
# New Job

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

Sep 10th 2014, 4:05 PM 8,047 Views 15 Comments

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
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

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

May 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,967 Views 29 Comments

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

# dpc - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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

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

May 30th 2013, 7:40 PM 14,904 Views 61 Comments

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
# Robo-calls
# Robo-calls

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

Feb 14th 2013, 5:31 PM 11,148 Views 73 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion 'robo-calls' begin again

Dec 24th 2012, 11:34 AM 8,006 Views 40 Comments

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
# Facebook
# Facebook

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Dec 4th 2012, 9:31 AM 5,754 Views 31 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nov 27th 2012, 8:40 AM 8,066 Views 8 Comments

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

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,895 Views 16 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Nov 23rd 2012, 4:47 PM 5,126 Views 1 Comment

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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