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#Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked

Mar 11th 2021, 6:22 PM 168,860 Views 81 Comments

Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Gardaí contact Twitter and Data Protection Commissioner over videos of officers being abused at Covid checkpoints
# Abuse
# Abuse

Gardaí contact Twitter and Data Protection Commissioner over videos of officers being abused at Covid checkpoints

May 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 50,664 Views 41 Comments

A number of videos have been posted online in the last month.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Sep 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 39,135 Views 80 Comments

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Monday 21 January, 2019

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 32,455 Views 41 Comments

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

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Monday 17 July, 2017

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails
# Marketing Offences
# Marketing Offences

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails

Jul 17th 2017, 10:07 AM 13,011 Views 9 Comments

Argos was ordered to pay €5,000 to charity.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info
# Data Protection Laws
# Data Protection Laws

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

Apr 12th 2017, 6:07 AM 13,014 Views 10 Comments

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

There's a bit of a row brewing over Dublin City Council's public shaming of illegal dumpers

Apr 12th 2016, 4:20 PM 25,428 Views 79 Comments

The council has defended itself against claims that it may have breached data protection laws.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - 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 12,061 Views 29 Comments

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

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Over 500,000 potentially affected by loyalty scheme breach
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Over 500,000 potentially affected by loyalty scheme breach

Nov 12th 2013, 8:55 PM 14,160 Views 32 Comments

An initial inspection report has found that the names, addresses and other details of some 1.12 million clients have also been compromised.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy
# Europe-v-Facebook
# Europe-v-Facebook

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

Dec 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 10,573 Views 34 Comments

Max Schrems and his group, ‘Europe v Facebook’, is preparing legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner over its recent audit of Facebook and its privacy policy.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Friday 9 November, 2012

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 115 Views 44 Comments

Fergus Finlay says countless reports documented Ireland’s failings to protect children, but this constitutional amendment will change that.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Go4Less acknowledges minor online data breach

Feb 18th 2012, 12:44 PM 4,123 Views 8 Comments

The travel agency’s website had briefly shown details of some of its online customers, including passport details, to the public.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Friday 20 January, 2012

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?
# Fiscal Treaty
# Fiscal Treaty

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?

Jan 20th 2012, 11:11 AM 1,974 Views 23 Comments

Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal team says it has seen a draft of treaty.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Facebook to be audited by Irish Data Protection Commissioner
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook to be audited by Irish Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 28th 2011, 9:11 PM 1,034 Views 23 Comments

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.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Friday 26 August, 2011

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal
# Privacy
# Privacy

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal

Aug 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 5,644 Views 50 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Monday 8 August, 2011

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends

Aug 8th 2011, 2:22 PM 5,553 Views 42 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an audit of the Gardaí’s use of the Pulse database following a number of complaints.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Medical data of Tallaght patients may have been breached
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Medical data of Tallaght patients may have been breached

Jul 23rd 2011, 5:28 PM 295 Views 3 Comments

Medical records were given to a private firm to be transcribed and typed up.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Monday 11 July, 2011

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Fail
# Data Fail

Scam texts pretend to be from... the Data Protection Commissioner

Jul 11th 2011, 7:21 PM 548 Views 6 Comments

Office of DPC warns that phone messages purporting to be from them and asking for name, address and PPSN number are false.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Friday 22 April, 2011

UK hotels investigated in price-fixing scandal
# Price Fixing
# Price Fixing

UK hotels investigated in price-fixing scandal

Apr 22nd 2011, 4:33 PM 1,387 Views 0 Comments

UK holiday prices could fall dramatically after it was discovered that room rates were secretly fixed.

Data Protection Commissioner wants Apple to explain tracking feature
# IPhone Tracking
# IPhone Tracking

Data Protection Commissioner wants Apple to explain tracking feature

Apr 22nd 2011, 12:29 PM 1,229 Views 0 Comments

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.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Monday 11 April, 2011

Personal details of Irish Field readers hacked and posted online
# Hacking
# Hacking

Personal details of Irish Field readers hacked and posted online

Apr 11th 2011, 3:26 PM 2,558 Views 0 Comments

A link to names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email, usernames and passwords of over 300 subscribers to horse industry trade directory was posted publicly.

# office-of-the-data-protection-commissioner - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Concerns over children's information being shared
# Personal Data
# Personal Data

Concerns over children's information being shared

Jul 13th 2010, 4:40 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has contacted five schools, which may share sensitive personal information of their students.