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#Privacy

# 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.

# privacy - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe

The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.

# privacy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Tapes of Princess Diana discussing her failed marriage to air next month

Channel 4 has planned the broadcast for next month – but those who were close to Diana say the tapes will cause distress.

# privacy - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

# privacy - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

# privacy - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Graham Dwyer takes case to the High Court over use of mobile phone records in his trial

Dwyer claims that his rights to privacy were breached during the trial.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

British royals want €1.5 million over topless pictures of Duchess of Cambridge

The royal couple are not expected to attend the trial in Paris, which started today.

# privacy - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

# privacy - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Martin McGuinness criticises the Irish Times, saying he wants his privacy respected during illness

McGuinness was strongly critical of The Irish Times for running an article on his health today.

# privacy - Friday 23 December, 2016

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

The actor says his estranged wife is trying to make him look bad, with little regard for the welfare of their six children.

# privacy - Friday 9 December, 2016

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs

How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?

# privacy - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.

# privacy - Sunday 31 July, 2016

This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption

Most modern smartphones have it enabled by default, but it’s easy to check just in case.

# privacy - Friday 15 July, 2016

Microsoft wins case where it refused to hand over emails stored in Ireland

The US government had wanted emails stored here.

# privacy - Friday 8 July, 2016

Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick

The decision to not implement it across the board might not sit well with privacy advocates.

# privacy - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?

It might be an unlikely situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

GSOC says details of Clare Daly's arrest were leaked by gardaí - but no one will be punished

Daly was arrested in 2013 after a breathalyser failed to register a reading, but was later cleared.

# privacy - Friday 15 April, 2016

Those shortened URLs you shared aren't as safe as you think

If you shared ones linked to private files, then you could have a problem.

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