People mentioned in instant messaging conversations, even if they didn’t take part in them, have legal rights to scrutinise them. Photograph: Getty Images

Loose lips sink ships was the famous warning on second World War posters; George Michael warned us against careless whispers; and American poet Carl S(...)

The US-based social media giant has been rolling out an ‘I voted’ button during elections, which allows users flag whether or not they have voted. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

Facebook has been forced to suspend the use of its election day reminders across the EU by the Data Protection Commission until it has satisfied the r(...)

Tusla accidentally disclosed contact, location and school details of foster parents. Photograph: Alan Betson

Data protection experts have criticised Tusla, the child and family agency, over personal information breaches outlined in a report by a State watchdo(...)

The DPC says it was notified on February 3rd that Facebook intended to launch the dating service this Thursday, a day ahead of St Valentine’s Day. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook has halted the European launch of a dating service after a row with the State’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), which expressed “concerns” (...)

GMI ended 2018 with net liabilities of $84.4 million, compared with  $40.6 million in 2017.

State-backed DNA collection company Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) ran up pretax losses of $41.8 million (€37.7 million) in the year it was announced(...)

Only 69 per cent of organisations said they carry out periodic reviews of their records of processing activities

Just 8 per cent of Irish organisations believe they are fully compliant with EU digital privacy regulations, according to a new survey. Some 18 month(...)

The new figures come less than a week after the DPC was once again criticised for having failed to issue any sanctions as yet against leading tech companies who are based locally

More than 6,700 data breaches were notified to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) last year, the second highest level of notifications recorde(...)

Big Ben   restoration: a £500,000 plan to have the clock “bong” when the UK leaves the EU on January 31st has been dashed by Downing Street. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

The usual suspects in the UK were in full outrage mode this week as, first, Union Jack flags were removed from desks in the European Parliament, and, (...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are among a small handful of countries yet to impose fines for data privacy violations.

Data protection authorities in Europe issued fines worth a combined €410 million to organisations last year for violations but none originated in the (...)

A view of  a public services card. File  photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Evidence continues to mount that the beleaguered and ill-considered public services card (PSC) is the wannabe cross-departmental project that has beco(...)

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