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#Privacy

# privacy - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# privacy - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# privacy - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# privacy - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

# privacy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

# privacy - Monday 28 October, 2019

From The42 Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records Privacy

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records

The Welshman’s future remains a topic of discussion after he exercised his right to personal privacy over his latest lay-off.

# privacy - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# privacy - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

# privacy - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

# privacy - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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

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

# privacy - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# privacy - Monday 1 July, 2019

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

# privacy - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'

The chief policy officer at privacy-focused web browser Brave recently testified before US senators.

# privacy - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From The42 La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app Privacy

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

# privacy - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

# privacy - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

# privacy - Friday 1 February, 2019

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

# privacy - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call Apple This post contains videos

# privacy - Monday 21 January, 2019

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

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.

# privacy - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

# privacy - Monday 3 December, 2018

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

# privacy - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

# privacy - Friday 28 September, 2018

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

# privacy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

# privacy - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From The42 Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open Privacy

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

# privacy - Thursday 12 April, 2018

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

# privacy - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

# privacy - Monday 2 April, 2018

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

# privacy - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

# privacy - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

# privacy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

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.

# privacy - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

# privacy - Monday 29 January, 2018

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

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

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

# privacy - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists'

Just last year the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed the telephone records of certain journalists during an investigation, writes Elizabeth Farries.

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