Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland: has secured agreement to lease the 14-acre Bankcentre campus in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The outdoor terrace at the top of Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin gives the social media giant a bird’s eye view of Google’s office bl(...)

Facebook chairman, Mark Zuckerberg  Photograph: PA Wire

Facebook has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation- state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social(...)

Miriam Roche, project manager for the electronic patient record, and Dr Gráinne Courtney, chief clinical information officer,  with one of the hospital’s new portable EPR trolleys. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

St James’s Hospital in Dublin, the largest acute hospital in the State, has gone digital with a new electronic patient record (EPR) which it expects w(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

The jury may be out on whether the Data Protection Commission is doing a good job or not, but there are few who would argue with the decision to award(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon welcomed the increase in funding for her office.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commission has welcomed the “significant” increased funding of €3.5 million allocated in the budget. The allocation will bring t(...)

The Data Protection Commission has opened a formal investigation into the Facebook data breach.

The Data Protection Commission has confirmed it has opened a formal investigation into a huge data breach impacting about 50 million Facebook users. (...)

The Irish Data Protection Commission, which is responsible for regulating Facebook’s data processing activities in Europe, says it is concerned about the breach. Photograph: Getty

About 5 million European accounts may be impacted by the massive data breach affecting the accounts of 50 million Facebook users worldwide, it has eme(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten at the Data Summit conference, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, has signed orders aimed at securing critical national infrastructure in the event of a cybersecurity (...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said her focus was “firmly on employment, pension reform, and reducing child poverty”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 171 cases of suspected identity fraud have been detected as a result of registrations by welfare claimants for the public services card, the Depa(...)

Ian Drennan: he said he was concerned at “the extent to which it now appears the board accepted whatever the former chairman said without question”

The depth and severity of the rupture in relations between the board of Independent News and Media (INM) and the company’s former chairman Leslie Buck(...)

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