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(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

CONFIDENTIALSecretary GeneralDepartment of Justice and Equality94 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It is urgent that the Government indicates it has a grip on this issue.”

The Government will take whatever steps are necessary to deal with the Loyaltybuild data breach, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.He said a course of a(...)

The Loyalty Build premises on Station Road, Ennis, yesterday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Up to 1.5 million people are now known to have had personal information including credit card details, telephone numbers and home addresses comprom(...)

A spokeswoman for Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes (pictured), said the fact that Irish law applied to all organisations which process personal data, including the Garda, meant it went further than the current EU directive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has defended its data protection regime in the face of German criticism of the laws which apply to the Irish operations of internet g(...)

Last week’s Anglo tape revelations shone a spotlight on the existence of internal recordings of private telephone conversations in the finance sector (...)

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