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(...)

Reality TV series Love Island, has proved an great buy for TV3 Group, with average per-episode ratings of almost 150,000 this summer up 223 per cent on its last run

Bank of Ireland has reported a pre-tax profit of € 454 million for the first half of its financial year, as the bank benefited both from its cost-cutt(...)

More than 1,100 reports of data breaches involving people’s personal information have been received by the Data Protection Commission in the two month(...)

The Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children had told the Government   data protection issues were creating a ‘very serious deficiency’ in the system set up to prevent clerical sex abuse. Image: Getty

The Data Protection Commission has confirmed it would be illegal for dioceses to share information on suspected clerical abusers with the Catholic Chu(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had been informed that Insurance Ireland expected to complete a detailed data protection impact assessment by the end of August. Image: Getty Images

The new EU data protection regime will have a “significant impact” on any new plans by the insurance industry to share data between members and with A(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  was in Brussels for the first board meeting of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Google has notified Ireland’s data protection commissioner that she will be responsible for overseeing its European data privacy compliance. As the E(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems  accused the tech giants of ‘coercing’ users to accept data policies

European data protection bodies have promised to work closely with their Irish colleagues on multi-billion-euro complaints filed by Austrian privacy c(...)

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