Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said there had been an increase in the number of civil cases taken against organisations for failing to protect personal data.

There has been in increase in the number of civil law actions taken against organisations and even Government departments for failing to protect peopl(...)

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day: Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Photograph: Gareth Easton/PA

New York Up to two million people lined Fifth Avenue in New York to watch the marching bands, majorettes and army veterans making up the annual St Pat(...)

Minister of State Dara Murphy has strongly defended Ireland’s record on data protection, pointing out that the IDPC has undertaken a number of “tough audits” of Facebook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

European Union ministers agreed to the creation of a pan-European data-protection body on Friday despite concerns from Ireland, the UK and the Neth(...)

Max Schrems: in 10 days the European Court of Justice will hear a referral from Dublin following a privacy case taken against the DPC by the Austrian privacy campaigner. Photograph: Collins Courts

Not everyone in the Government has heard of the Lobbyplag group, but senior figures wasted no time dismissing what it had to say this week. For those (...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has defended the State’s record on data protection ahead of an EU meeting on new regulation.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has strongly defended the State’s data protection record ahead of a key EU meeting in Brussels. EU ministe(...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy: will arrive in Brussels amid claims Ireland is pushing for changes to European privacy law  which Lobbyplag  says would benefit interests of private companies and public bodies over citizens. .

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy heads to Brussels tomorrow amid claims that Ireland is one of Europe’s top three offenders in undermining ci(...)

“On constitutional matters the term of the Conservative Cameron government has been distinguished by growing crisis,” Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said.

The unrelenting focus of the Irish political system should be on keeping the United Kingdom in the European Union, a Government Minister has told an O(...)

Without Edward Snowden’s leaks few knew grotesque violations of the everyday personal privacy of entire national populations were the norm

The large-scale interception and collection of the public’s personal communications data by the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) (...)

About a dozen anti-austerity campaigners held a peaceful protest outside the Imperial Hotel on Friday morning where Dara Murphy, a TD for Cork North Central, was hosting the fundraising breakfast which was addressed by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

Anti-austerity protestors have strongly criticised Minister of State Dara Murphy of Fine Gael for hosting an €85 euro fundraising breakfast in Cork th(...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy: “There’s a chance to cluster and have a best in class global data analytical centre of excellence on the island”

When Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy, was promoted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to a ministerial role last July, the position had a special twist. As well as b(...)