Irish citizens were among those most concerned about not having full control over their personal data online. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish citizens are among those in Europe with the highest levels of concern about not having complete control of their personal information online but(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, at the publication of her office’s annual report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Data Protection Commissioner has said any decision to take enforcement action against a State body or other organisation where there may be breach(...)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) broke the law by disclosing the salary details of one of its own employees to his ex wife, the Data Protection Commissioner has found.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) broke the law by disclosing the salary details of one of its own employees to his ex wife, the Data Protection Comm(...)

The Department of Social Protection said it had ‘acted immediately’ following a data breach in which a man was sent three strangers’ bank statements and payslips in the post. Photograph: ThinkStock

Personal information including bank statements and payslips relating to three strangers was sent by the Department of Social Protection to a man wh(...)

Election literature featuring local election candidate Mark Savage.

A Co Dublin man has asked a court to direct that Google take down published items which, he claims, wrongly brand him as a homophobic.Mark Savage, of (...)

Max Schrems on abandoning the challenge in Ireland: “I realised that, in the Irish court system, I wouldn’t be done in 25 years, it’s madness”

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has told a Vienna court he abandoned his challenge to Facebook in Ireland and filed an Austrian civil suit instead to s(...)

The audit  at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown found 16.6 per cent of staff interviewed had “either a limited or significant amount of sensitive patient or staff financial information saved on their local network drives”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One in six staff at a Dublin hospital saved sensitive patient information or staff financial information on their office computer drives in contraven(...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy said Government departments must respect the rule of law when using people’s personal information. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said State departments must respect the rule of law when considering how they use people’s personal data(...)

Privacy concerns remain about a number of major infrastructure projects, including the introduction of postcodes and the primary school database, the Data Protection Commissioner has said

Privacy concerns remain about a number of major infrastructure projects, including the introduction of postcodes and the primary school database, the(...)

The Department of Education is still engaging with the Data Protection Commissioner on the new primary school database. Photograph: Thinkstock

Discussions are continuing between the Data Protection Commissioner and the Department of Education on a new primary school database which will hold a(...)