landlords, or their agents, should not seek PPS numbers during the initial phase of the lettings process and should only do so when the lease was being agreed, the DPC said.

Landlords and their agents should not seek photographs and PPS numbers from prospective tenants in advance of a lease being signed, the Data Protectio(...)

LinkedIn in the US processed the email addresses of 18 million non-users to target them with ads on Facebook.

Social media network LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permissio(...)

A spokesman for the Data Protection Commission said its position had not changed. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has confirmed it is continuing to explore the possibility of obtaining roaming data from mobile network operators (...)

A hospital in Tullamore has been hit by a ransomware attack.

A hospital in Tullamore is working to restore its systems after a ransomware attack. In a statement, the Health Service Executive said the Dublin Mi(...)

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. (...)

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