German regulator insisted his was not a personal attack on Irish colleague Helen Dixon (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) is overwhelmed with the task of regulating big tech, needs more resources and should accept outside help, a(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe delivered a budget that prompted “little cribbing and moaning . . . more a general air of acceptance.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Once the dust settled after Tuesday’s solemn budget, what was most remarkable was, in fact, just how quickly that dust settled. There was little crib(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. The case before the Court of Justice of the European Union focuses on data transfer template agreements, known as standard contractual clauses (SCCs). Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

At long last, a critical Irish data privacy case this week wended its somewhat tortuous and costly way to the Court of Justice of the European Union ((...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January that it is entitled to appeal the referral and also disputed several of the High Court’s findings. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

The Supreme Court will rule by June 6th on Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commis(...)

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC)

If the US Federal Trade Commission had enforced findings it made in 2011 against Facebook, we might not have had the Cambridge Analytica scandal or Br(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has called for the full implementation of electronic health records, claiming such a move would help(...)

CervicalCheck: the HSE said its screening programme is safe and effective and that its three laboratories “are operating within expected international standards”. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

General practitioners have been told by the Health Service Executive that an “urgent new screening test is not clinically indicated” for women concern(...)

Facebook is moving 1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America out of reach of Facebook Ireland as GDPR rules on data protection come into force. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

If Europe’s new GDPR law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users arou(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy raised the issue in the Dáil  with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has been asked to investigate how Irish Bank Resolution Corporation documents were used in a court case being t(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon during the second annual Data Protection Conference Dublin Data Sec 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said she is awaiting answers from INM to questions about the suspected data breach involving potentially (...)

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