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November 2023
Helen Dixon stepping down as Data Protection Commissioner in February to move to ComReg role
Dixon was appointed as Data Protection Commissioner in 2014.
Last year
EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.
DPC defends handling of social media investigations after €405 million Instagram fine
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said the long-running criticisms are ‘becoming old news’.
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Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner
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
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 report by
Ian Curran
The Data Protection Commission’s final 250-plus page decision could be significant for the application of GDPR.
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
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
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
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'
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
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
Helen Dixon said domestic CCTV is “an issue that really bothers people”.
Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.
Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data
So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.