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 (...)

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner: pushed for a big increase in funding last year, arguing the body would become the pan-EU regulator for most of the world’s top internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Incoming EU privacy rules covering online personal data make this year “existentially critical” to the reputation of the Data Protection Commissioner (...)

Frances Fitzgerald  with former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald are among the witnesses to be called when the Charleton Tribuna(...)

The vast majority of politicians still do not understand, in depth or breadth, the data protection and privacy issues that lie at the heart of a functional, transparent democracy. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Concern over the now infamous Public Services Card has been a slow build. A very slow build. The card was being discussed in the Dáil in 2005 – Fine(...)

Bill would ensure public bodies shared data ‘where it is appropriate to do so’

Government departments and other public bodies would be allowed to share information about citizens’ incomes and other financial details under a “sign(...)

The Road Safety Authority  wants to create a  name-and-shame register, a publicly accessible list of named drivers who have been banned from driving for serious offences. File photograph: Getty Images

Evident contempt for the law, and a commensurate indifference to the lives of others, emerges from detailed research carried out by the Road Safety Au(...)