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# gdpr - 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 74,181 Views 30 Comments

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

# gdpr - Monday 28 December, 2020

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there
# Info Hub
# Info Hub

Open Access: A citizen’s guide to discovering who holds your info - and what's in there

Dec 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 16,829 Views 4 Comments

Our community-driven platform Noteworthy shows you how access your personal information from both public bodies and private companies.

# gdpr - 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 8,417 Views 5 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,693 Views 13 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# gdpr - 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 22,637 Views 0 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 8:38 AM 47,118 Views 20 Comments

A legal expert has questioned whether the second of the tests is a ‘legal error’.

# gdpr - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?

Oct 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,956 Views 23 Comments

Sites were given until 5 October to get their cookie policies in line.

# gdpr - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,186 Views 4 Comments

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

# gdpr - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser

Feb 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 29,182 Views 32 Comments

This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.

# gdpr - 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 11,575 Views 8 Comments

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

# gdpr - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online

Dec 28th 2019, 7:29 PM 20,199 Views 17 Comments

It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.

# gdpr - 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 53,711 Views 46 Comments

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

# gdpr - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,052 Views 0 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# gdpr - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 5:39 PM 9,387 Views 4 Comments

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

# gdpr - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,160 Views 31 Comments

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

# gdpr - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,888 Views 20 Comments

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# gdpr - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

May 30th 2019, 9:36 AM 171 Views 1 Comment

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# gdpr - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 8:39 PM 12,167 Views 11 Comments

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

# gdpr - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed
# Plain Text
# Plain Text

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Apr 25th 2019, 9:24 PM 12,459 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

# gdpr - Monday 4 March, 2019

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

Mar 4th 2019, 10:09 AM 11,610 Views 42 Comments

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

# gdpr - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

Updated Mar 3rd 2019, 6:43 PM 43,032 Views 153 Comments

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

# gdpr - 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 19,619 Views 45 Comments

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

# gdpr - Monday 21 January, 2019

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,807 Views 29 Comments

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.

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 32,430 Views 41 Comments

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

# gdpr - Saturday 15 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 15th 2018, 8:15 AM 13,821 Views 31 Comments

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

# gdpr - Friday 14 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 14th 2018, 10:30 PM 6,316 Views 12 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 20 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,525 Views 13 Comments

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

# gdpr - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,935 Views 17 Comments

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

# gdpr - Monday 27 August, 2018

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups
# Chilling Effect
# Chilling Effect

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 26,993 Views 70 Comments

Social media monitoring is one three media monitoring contracts being advertised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

# gdpr - Friday 25 May, 2018

13 tweets that show we're all done with GDPR already
# GDpARty
From The Daily Edge
# GDpARty

13 tweets that show we're all done with GDPR already

May 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 5,525 Views 1 Comment

How many shite newsletters did we subscribe to!?

Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants

May 25th 2018, 8:37 PM 29,416 Views 13 Comments

Max Schrems has been battling Facebook’s privacy standards for the past seven years.

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law
# GDPR
# GDPR

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law

May 25th 2018, 2:59 PM 23,564 Views 35 Comments

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

# gdpr - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force
# Gdpr-tastic
# Gdpr-tastic

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force

May 24th 2018, 8:37 PM 27,359 Views 25 Comments

The new law will bring Ireland into line with GDPR just in time for the deadline of midnight tonight.

# gdpr - 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 25,154 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.

Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox

May 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 15,371 Views 7 Comments

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

# gdpr - 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.

# gdpr - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,184 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# gdpr - 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 35,342 Views 54 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.

# gdpr - Monday 29 January, 2018

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law
# Privacy
# Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

Jan 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 10,621 Views 14 Comments

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

# gdpr - 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 47,118 Views 45 Comments

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.