Frances Fitzgerald: she said it was intended to publish the notices in respect of those granted a certificate of naturalisation in 2010 and 2011 by the end of last year, with 2012 and 2013 grants being published this year

A review of the practice of publishing the names and addresses of new Irish citizens in the government’s official gazette was carried out in 2011 and (...)

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland has expressed concerns at the publication of new citizens’ personal information online. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Concerns have been expressed by a migrant rights group about the safety of people who have sought protection in the State, following the revelation th(...)

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 Data Protection Commissioner considered telling organisations to stop using information such as mothers’ maiden names as security questions following the publication of civil records online.

The Data Protection Commissioner considered telling organisations to stop allowing information such as mothers’ maiden names to be used for security q(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

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 (...)