Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda: A man found 44 files containing sensitive patient information on a nearby road

The HSE and the Data Protection Commissioner have launched separate investigations after a cache of files containing sensitive patient information wer(...)

The personal details of new Irish citizens remain online indefinitely after publication by the Government’s official gazette. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The names and full addresses of thousands of people who receive Irish citizenship remain online indefinitely after publication by the Government’s off(...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy said that while Ireland would have preferred stronger filters to reduce and qualify what type of cases could be taken to an appeal board, he was happy with the two-year review clause in the proposal.  Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Negotiations between European Union member states and the European Parliament will begin as early as next week ahead of sweeping new data-protection(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

It is standard these days for organisations to claim to be “busy” when it comes to public relations. But in the case of the Office of the Data Protect(...)

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(...)