Professor Sonia Livingstone has examined how children’s digital lives ’raise pressing questions about their capacity to act, and about the responsibilities of others, in ways that fulfil rather than undermine their rights’

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook should be forced to fund an independent body to teach children how to keep their data safe online,(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The regulator overseeing the handling of personal data is “extremely concerned” about the ability of the Office of Public Works to find a permanent of(...)

Simon Coveney defended the expenditure “in the context of increased diplomatic activity at European and international level brought about by Brexit preparations”. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Government officials ran up taxi bills totalling more than €750,000 last year, with one Government department spending almost €1,000 a day on fares. (...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh (51) is taking on the State: “My name without a fada isn’t my name”

The State data watchdog is investigating the refusal of public bodies and private companies to properly spell Irish names after a television producer (...)

A Google spokesewoman said: “We have strict policies that prohibit advertisers on our platforms from targeting individuals on the basis of sensitive categories such as race, sexual orientation, health conditions, pregnancy status, etc.” Photograph: iStock

The online advertising industry has rejected claims made to data protection authorities that it is targeting and profiling users based on categories o(...)

Personal data: official documents from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the organisation that makes the rules for online ad auctions, reveal categories for targeting internet users include one titled “IAB7-28 Incest/Abuse Support”

New evidence of how ad auction companies, including Google, profile internet users based on sensitive personal information, including diseases and dis(...)

The Government has denied the Public Services Card is a national identity card

The Department of Social Protection has refused to release information regarding the Data Protection Commission’s investigation into the public servic(...)

Editorial cuts: INM titles on display at a company meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent News & Media (INM) is seeking about 35 redundancies, with the majority of the job losses expected to come from the editorial side of i(...)

High Court inspectors are likely to be in place at Independent News & Media for most, if not all, of 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corporate story of 2018 was undoubtedly the relentless drama at Independent News & Media (INM). Annus horribilis wouldn’t even come close to d(...)

Chief executive Michael Doorly has written to several current and former editors at the INM group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of Independent News & Media (INM) has written to several current and former editors at the group, whose computer hard drives w(...)

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