According to the HSE, Cork University Hospital  is taking the data breach very seriously and is currently investigating the incident. Photograph: Provision

The Health Service Executive has begun an investigation into how a document from a Cork hospital with sensitive patient information ended up on a city(...)

The information found referenced 10 patients, male and female, and they ranged in age from 36 to 90.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Medical notes on 10 patients who were being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, county Louth, have been found in a housing estate. T(...)

The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in Europe. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an inquiry into whether Facebook has breached European Union data protection laws over how it stored u(...)

‘Organisations that process personal data have certain obligations under the GDPR which requires them to be accountable and transparent with service users.’ Image: iStock

Unofficial sites that are processing personal information to secure visa renewal appointments for immigrants in Ireland have defended their use of per(...)

Facebook is facing seven EU investigations. The social media giant also has to deal with separate privacy investigations into Instagram and WhatsApp. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook may know by this summer whether it could face billions of euro in fines stemming from potential violations of the European Union’s data priva(...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh: ‘You often hear of the right to defend your good name – I don’t even have a right to a name’

Irish people don’t have an “absolute right” to have their names spelt correctly, the State data watchdog has ruled. A television producer being treat(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Dublin on April 2nd. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg breezed through Dublin on Tuesday, pressing the point for regulation of the internet in a bid to deal with harmful co(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon at the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland’s inaugural US Ireland business conference.

Voxpro, the fast-growing Irish business process-outsourcing company, is looking to tap public markets in an initial public offering (IPO) in the “not-(...)

Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright addresses the IIEA in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA

Fines levied on multinationals and other organisations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are likely to end up before Europe’s highes(...)

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