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# helen-dixon - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
# Didier Reynders
# Didier Reynders

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit

Thu 10:44 AM 3,503 Views 0 Comments

The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

# helen-dixon - This year 2022

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine
# Instagram
# Instagram

DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine

Sep 15th 2022, 10:48 AM 6,064 Views 5 Comments

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said the long-running criticisms are ‘becoming old news’.

# helen-dixon - Last year 2021

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner

Oct 13th 2021, 3:18 PM 9,536 Views 11 Comments

The decision comes on foot of a complaint made by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 15,940 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,217 Views 18 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".
WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 71,410 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

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 25,628 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 6,892 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 19,483 Views 16 Comments

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

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Over 6,600 data security breaches notified last year – watchdog

Feb 25th 2021, 7:43 AM 7,183 Views 1 Comment

More than 6,600 data security breaches were notified last year, according to the Data Protection Commission.

'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 79,796 Views 30 Comments

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

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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 7,276 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.

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
# PSC
# PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 17,002 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

Sep 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,787 Views 57 Comments

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

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 13,395 Views 45 Comments

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

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 14,496 Views 53 Comments

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

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications
# Data Retention
# Data Retention

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications

Aug 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 34,789 Views 81 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has found that there is no lawful basis for retaining information from PSC applications.

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,045 Views 32 Comments

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing
# KNUCKLES RAPPED
# KNUCKLES RAPPED

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

Mar 4th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,030 Views 32 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has released details of its 2017 investigations.

The HSE divulged salary details of one of their employees to a person 'who asked for them'
# Obliging
# Obliging

The HSE divulged salary details of one of their employees to a person 'who asked for them'

Jun 23rd 2015, 12:12 PM 23,463 Views 15 Comments

There was a nearly 50% jump in data breaches notified to the data protection commissioner Helen Dixon in 2014.

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users
# Private Dancers
# Private Dancers

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

May 18th 2015, 4:04 PM 9,719 Views 29 Comments

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

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 8,115 Views 15 Comments

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.