The  Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social network giant’s handling of(...)

Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting more than €2 million extra next year, giving the digital privacy watchdog a tenfold increase in funding si(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Vincent Isore/Getty

A data privacy advocate has submitted a dossier to the State’s Data Protection Commission outlining further examples of alleged data breaches by Googl(...)

Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook said it may have to pull its social media platforms from Europe if a ban on the transfer of personal data from EU citizens to servers in the (...)

Leaving Cert students can access their class rankings as estimated by their teachers by sending a personal data request to the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leaving Cert students can access their class rankings as estimated by their teachers by sending a personal data request to the Department of Education(...)

 Leaving cert students protest outside the Dept. of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A record 12,000-plus Leaving Cert students have sought rechecks of their calculated grade results. The surge in appeals follows controversy over the (...)

The social network giant said it sought a judicial review of the Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook sought to derail proposals by the Irish data protection watchdog that the tech giant warns could curb transfers of vast amounts of commercial(...)

Europe’s highest court in July ruled that the main transatlantic data transfer deal hammered out between Brussels and Washington – Privacy Shield – was invalid because of concerns about US surveillance. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States “cannot in practice be used” for such transfers, acc(...)

The new rules oblige pubs and restaurants to keep a record of what substantial meals customers have ordered for 28 days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Restaurants and pubs serving food have expressed concern about new regulations that will oblige them to keep a record of what substantial meals custom(...)

Hairdressers often ask for personal data. But are the appropriate safeguards in place? Photo: PA

As people continue to come out of lockdown and start using services again, there is an eagerness on the part of authorities to use contact tracing to (...)

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