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(...)

Ireland, one of the few remaining countries without postcodes, is to get them next year. But the unusual format chosen for them, in a long-running (...)

Under Section 38 of the Taxi Regulation Act, the National Transport Authority provided information in the register of licences for small public service vehicles (SPSVs) to be made publicly available. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taxi drivers have accused transport authorities of putting them and their families at risk of assault, following confirmation that names and home addr(...)

 Billy Hawkes: The Data Protection Commissioner flagged problems in his report that the Government would do well to address with a seriousness and responsibility it has not shown to date.

This week, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner released the final annual report that will be made under the aegis of Data Protection Com(...)

Mr Wallace’s complaint relates to an appearance by Minister Shatter on RTÉ’s 
Prime Time
, during which he said that then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan had told him that gardaí had stopped Mr Wallace for using his mobile phone while driving. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter faces renewed questions as Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes finalises his decision on a complaint against t(...)

Eircom said it had alerted relevant bodies of the attempted intrusion, including the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Eircom has apologised to users of its email service after it was forced to restrict access to it on Tuesday after detecting a possible intrusion at(...)

The commissioner said Facebook had acted within the terms of the EU-US data-sharing agreement dubbed Safe Harbour

The High Court will today hear a judicial review of a decision by the Office of the Data Protection Commissio(...)

There seems to have been so little knowledge of existing surveillance laws that numerous Garda stations recorded conversations of all types, at will

The Garda taping scandal is, by national and international standards, a scandal of shocking proportions. How could such large-scale, sec(...)