A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records,(...)

“Social media represents an important potential news source for the department.” Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri, Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for media monitoring, including the monitoring of social media platforms(...)

Irish and papal flags: Church Street residents have received a flier telling them they need to give gardaí the names of all those expected to be at their home on Saturday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Residents of a central Dublin street have been asked to carry photo ID and provide the names of all those who will be at their address on Saturday to (...)

 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A privacy rights group has alleged a “grave breach” of data protection legislation by the Department of Social Protection following changes made to a (...)

The public services card will no longer be compulsory for those taking a driver theory test.

The Road Safety Authority has dropped a requirement first announced last year that applicants for the driver theory test would have to produce a publi(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the use of facial-imaging software is compliant with the law

The use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is “compliant with(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has confirmed that the secretary general instructed that changes be made to the privacy policy.

The secretary general of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection ordered changes to the department’s new privacy policy last week w(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland are concerned about the possibility of discrimination against those most dependent on State services and about the lack of a legislative basis or independent supervision for the card.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for new facial matching software to support up to 20,000 registrations a(...)

In January a former civil servant who sold the personal details of hundreds of people was sentenced to two years in prison with the final year suspended. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/ Bloomberg

Government departments and other public bodies may face regulatory fines of up to €1 million for breaching people’s data protection rights after a Gov(...)

In some circumstances, ‘public bodies’ will be exempt from various provisions of the legislation in relation to the rights of individuals under data protection law. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Government’s plan to extend the definition of “public bodies” in new data protection legislation poses serious legal concerns and may present chil(...)

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