Sinn Féin’s decision to have housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin represent them at the Oireachtas committee rather than the party’s acting general secretary Ken O’Connell was labelled an ‘affront’ to the committee. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin intends to keep information on the voting intentions of individuals on their controversial Abú database for up to 10 years, an Oireachtas co(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called  to answer questions about the potential targeting of voters on Facebook and the online database maintained by the party. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called on by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Ministers to answer questions about the potential targeting of vote(...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin has denied it is falling foul of data laws by maintaining a sophisticated database which records a person’s level of support for the party a(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. The discovery of hundreds of remains there led to the commission of investigation being established. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes can seek access to personal information gathered by a State inquiry, but the privacy rights of others and the State(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan appearing before the special Covid-19 committee at Leinster House in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it has “suspended the practice” of informing employers of their employees’ test results “while we seek gui(...)

Data on people’s health, sexual orientation, location and interests were among information being shared by the apps, a situation that consumers may not be aware of, a new report said. Photograph: iStock

Consumer groups have called for an immediate investigation into online advertising companies following allegations there were “systemic” breaches of G(...)

Public Services Card: the public has been given no indication of how their data is stored and protected

Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card.  If any lingering doubt(...)

Facebook’s representation, dating back to Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, came as efforts were being made to overhaul data privacy laws across the EU. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Facebook pressed the government to increase funding to the State’s data watchdog to push back at French, Spanish and German regulators opposed to maki(...)

Private DNA research, especially on national populations, remains highly controversial

The private Irish genome research company GMI, which has ambitious (and alarming) plans to gather DNA from 400,000 Irish people, is back in the news. (...)

Former Sunday Independent editor Anne Harris says she was told by INM management that her emails were accessed in 2013 as part of an investigation into a leak. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Data Protection Commission is examining voluntary disclosures received as part of its investigation into the alleged removal of data from the emai(...)

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