Multinationals worry about these optics. Photograph: iStock

There’s an enduring public (and media) misconception that multinational technology companies looking to establish a base in Europe would be seduced by(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

For a Government obsessed with the optics it is surprising how often this current administration does things that leave it wide open to criticism. It(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon said: “The DPC is disappointed that the additional funding allocated is less than one-third of the funding that the DPC requested in its budget submission.”

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) received less than a third of the additional funding it sought in Budget 2020, a situation that leaves it having (...)

File photograph of Paschal Donohoe, with a facsimile of his public services card. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has finally published the Data Protection Commission’s highly critical report on the depart(...)

Public Service Card: in recent years the project has bloated into a cross-department identification card

The decision by the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe to challenge the findings of the(...)

The big change for parents when the National Childcare Scheme is due to start operating on Tuesday, October 29th, is that they, not their childcare pr(...)

Public Services Card: Pascal Donohoe and Regina Doherty had preliminary copies of the damning Data Protection Commission report a year ago.

Last week’s sharp statement from the Data Protection Commission showed the Public Services Card (PSC) project was indeed the data-gathering fiasco tha(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in  Drogheda, Co Louth, on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar has conceded there are “certainly issues that will need to be changed” in the wake of the controversy over the Public Services Card (PSC)(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it is currently reviewing documentary requirements for first time passport applicants following a rep(...)

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has called for the immediate publication of the full report from the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card. Cavan-Mona(...)

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