Austrian data activist Max Schrems’s lawsuit against Facebook, whose European headquarters is in Dublin, has seen suggestions made that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner may be deliberately underfunded. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Do multinational technology companies come to Ireland because they believe it has a “lax” data protection environment and a deliberately underfunded O(...)

A Government genealogy website will this week restore access to some civil records that were removed after The Irish Times highlighted security conce(...)

Assistant Data Proctection Commissioner Tony Delaney  leaving the Four Courts  after a District Court appearance. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Dublin property management firm has been fined €1,000 for sending an unsolicited marketing text message offering a free cleaning service.MTS Propert(...)

Bins wait for collection in Dublin. File Photograph David Sleator/The Irish Times

Waste firm Greyhound Household has been ordered to pay €1,000 to charity for making an unsolicited marketing call to a former customerThe company, whi(...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy: “There’s a chance to cluster and have a best in class global data analytical centre of excellence on the island”

When Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy, was promoted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to a ministerial role last July, the position had a special twist. As well as b(...)

Thousands of documents from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food were found on  Athenry Rd out of Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Andy Newman

Three investigations are now underway into how thousands of documents containing farmers’ personal details ended up on a roadside outside Tuam, Co Gal(...)

 Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy has announced funding for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been doubled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Funding for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been doubled, Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy has announced.A total o(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is to carry out an audit of the ESB following its investigation into the use of so-called tracing agents by credit unions.

Credit unions which hired private investigator Michael Gaynor, who was convicted of unlawfully accessing information held on Garda systems, did not(...)

‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling by the European Court of Justice impacted on Google and intensified debate in Europe about data protection. Photograph: Reuters

The Government is expected to increase funding for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in tomorrow’s budget, as it prepares to step-up inv(...)

Irish Water/Uisce Éireann has begun sending out application packs to households in order to calculate their liability for the water charge.

  The Data Protection Commissioner is examining Irish Water’s policy outlining how it collects and uses personal information after the off(...)