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(...)

14/10/2014....News...Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is willing to look again at the proposed retention of personal information on primary school pupils(...)

Tánaiste and Minister Joan Burton: publicly she and other ministers were insisting the PPS data would only be used by Irish Water to validate allowances but behind the scenes there was concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection warned Irish Water at their very first meeting that child benefit details could not be reliably used for the purpo(...)

Ross Maguire, co-founder of New Beginning. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A group set up to help homeowners in mortgage difficulties has apologised after the names and bank details of over 1,000 customers were passed to a co(...)

Private investigator Michael J Gaynor was convicted of breaking the data protection act. Photograph: Courts Collins

The ESB has said it has implemented changes to its processes after it emerged that one of its employees had passed a huge amount of personal data bel(...)

Minister Heather Humphreys: expressed concern at how the Data Protection Commissioner handled the issue relating to her department’s genealogy site. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys admonished the Data Protection Commissioner for comments made to the press after that office ordered her depar(...)

Irish Water has reported a data breach to the Data Protection Commissioner after it inadvertently sent bank details relating to some individuals to the wrong people.

Irish Water is investigating a data breach after it sent bank details relating to a number of individuals to the wrong people. Minister for the Enviro(...)