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(...)

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(...)