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# Privacy

This year
Google agrees to delete billions of user records collected in Chrome private browsing mode
Last year
Politicians back calls to stop publishing election candidates' home addresses
London City Hall bans TikTok on devices over security concerns
All time
EU court rules Google must delete inaccurate search information if proven wrong
DPC proposes 'range of fines' on Irish TikTok operation for its processing of children's data
Six UK public figures suing publisher of Daily Mail over alleged spying
People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father
WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
Paul Tweed
HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees
World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records
Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps
Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects
Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'
La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app
Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call
Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
Laoise Neylon
Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told
Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device
Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
Google records people's movements even when told not to
Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC