Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney: ‘very happy with the outcome’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two owners of a private investigations company have been convicted of deceptively obtaining personal information from the Department of Social Protect(...)

The Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas last week, where speakers asserted their ability to tap into and manipulate everything from airport security systems to the lights in your hotel room. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Facebook was in touch the other day. “Help your friends recognise you,” they wrote. “Add a profile picture.”My instinctive reaction was: Why? So it co(...)

Lawsuit is open to all Facebook users outside of the US and Canada as they have a contract with Facebook International, based in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a class-action lawsuit in Vienna against US social network Facebook’s data retention practices.Mr Schrems (...)

Loyaltybuild said last night that it had ceased taking bookings on its website and over the phone, effectively shutting down its operation.

Customers of a further eight companies including Clerys, Centra, Postbank and Pigsback have had their personal information stolen in the data breach a(...)

Clerys clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Customers of a further eight companies including Clery’s, Centra, Postbank and PigsBack have had their personal information stolen in the data breach (...)

Loyaltybuild said the further data breaches, yet to be publicised, had only come to light late yesterday evening and the companies involved were in the process of being informed.

A fresh wave of companies caught up in the massive data breach affecting Loyaltybuild will be identified later today or tomorrow but the Co Clare base(...)

Nearly 70,000 people potentially affected by the breach have been urged to go through their credit card statements to look for any rogue or unexplained transactions. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

What started out as a routine investigation after unexplained code was found on a computer in a Clare-based company processing financial data of over (...)

A difficulty the Department of Education is likely to face is how to differentiate between members of the TUI and ASTI and those who are not members of any union. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has said it cannot provide the Department of Education or school managers with the names of its members. The depa(...)