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“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

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 ((...)

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin housing spokesman, said housing supports now represented ‘an indefinite and ever-growing expenditure’ which could soon hit €1 billion a year.

The State is not getting value for money in return for housing subsidies worth hundreds of millions a year to the private sector, according to an inte(...)

Noppera-Bo Technologies has developed a product that uses advanced machine learning to simplify the process of redacting identifiable information from CCTV or other video sources

A consortium of Irish companies has been chosen to work on a project to help Swedish local authorities redact identifiable information from CCTV and v(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new Bill published by the Government will provide for more extensive data sharing between public bodies and will deliver “tangible benefits” to the (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

There are claims two apps developed for the referendum No campaign may share details about Irish app users with a range of right-wing international groups. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Some detective work by Buzzfeed writer Laura Silver this week revealed that two of the apps developed for the referendum No campaign may share de(...)

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has applied to the High Court to appoint an investigator to look at the affairs of Independent News and Media. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Companies have an obligation to ensure they keep data safe and secure and need to have a “very good reason” to get third parties to look at data, an e(...)

Juventus’  Gianluigi Buffon  congratulates Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match   in Turin in April. Photograph: AFP

New data-protection rules could have substantial implications for the movement of athletes and their personal information between sports clubs, expert(...)

It has been known for some time that data from the newspaper group was given by its then chairman, Leslie Buckley, to a company in Wales. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The alleged data breach at Independent News & Media could have a range of complicated and potentially very expensive repercussions, according to d(...)

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