Attendees at a citizenship ceremony in Dublin last month: publication of the names and addresses of new Irish citizens in ‘Iris Oifigiúil’ is provided for under a 1956 Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

The continuing publication of names, full addresses and citizens’ status as adults or minors in the State’s official gazette – while mandated by law –(...)

The personal details of new Irish citizens remain online indefinitely after publication by the Government’s official gazette. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The names and full addresses of thousands of people who receive Irish citizenship remain online indefinitely after publication by the Government’s off(...)

Eye for data: due diligence between parties to an acquisition or an investment now routinely includes a questionnaire on privacy and data-management policies and processes

Data privacy and security increasingly matter in company valuations. Investors and acquisition teams are backing away from target companies that canno(...)

The Department of Justice has defended the Irish State’s record on negotiations on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Justice has defended Ireland’s record on data protection and said a report by EU privacy campaigners claiming the State had undermin(...)

Compliance or lack thereof with the law on cookies is coming under fresh attention from Europe’s data protection authorities – five years after an (...)

Prof Jane Grimson: ‘We have the opportunity to learn from other people’s mistakes.’ Photograph:
Susan Jefferies

One of the many challenges facing new Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will be to oversee the Government’s ehealth strategy, published by his prede(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin  keep an eye on any announcements of future electoral intentions by the party’s Senators. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s TDs to decide over the summer if they are going to contest the next general election. He will (...)

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte this week said he would bring in legislation to let An Post gain access to the subscriber data of companies such as Sky and UPC to tackle the “scourge” of television licence evasion.

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte this week said he would bring in legislation to let An Post gain access to the subscriber data of comp(...)

A 2012 study by University of California, Berkeley researchers revealed 87 per cent of their survey group didn’t know about ‘DNT’ settings.

If, like a majority of web users in survey after survey, you have concerns about having your online activity tracked by advertisers, then you’ve turne(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh arrive at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Maybe it was the proximity to Christmas Day, but just seven of the 13-member Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts turned up for yesterday’s session(...)