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#Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner

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

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

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

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

# 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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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?

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THREE VOCATIONAL Education Committees have been contacted by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner because of concerns raised by parents about information being sought by some schools.

Five schools were targeted by the Data Commissioner, each of which requested information related to religious affiliation.

The form given to parents to fill out says that the information provided may be shared with other local primary schools.

Of the five schools concerns two are already operating and three are due to open in September.

In a letter to the VECs, the Commissioner outlined that religious affiliation is a sensitive area that has special protections under legislation.

It informs the VECs that if it requests such information it is necessary to explicitly outline who will have access to the information and for what purposes.

Speaking to RTÉ, Co Meath’s VEC said that wording was a mistake and they never meant to share information with other schools.

The Department of Education may be in breach of Data Protection legislation because of the way it gathering and processing students’ personal information.

Over the past number of years the Department of Education has been requesting – and sometimes obliging – both primary and second-level schools to gather and share students’ private information like PPS numbers, medical card status, or membership of the Travelling Community.

The Department of Education has said it takes any issue brought to its attention by the Data Protection Commissioner seriously. It said that arranging to gain explicit consent from parents in relation to the gathering sensitive pupil data.