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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(...)

News group makes headlines: INM titles displayed at the company’s agm last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On this week’s Inside Business podcast, Colm Keena talks to host Cliff Taylor about the alleged data breach at Independent News & Media (INM) And(...)

The HSE’s National Integrated Medical Imaging System is used to store radiology, cardiology and other diagnostic images electronically. When images are archived, the  “<”, used in a report, was omitted and was not visible.

The Health Service Executive has said a flaw in its national imaging system for storing scans, which may result in thousands of patients requiring to (...)

Data Commissioner’s office has described the project as “disproportionate” and “extraordinary”. Photograph: iStock

A project by the Central Statistics Office proposing to track tourists and Irish residents travelling abroad using mobile phone roaming data has been (...)

 Dr Dennis Jennings told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance public confidence in the data protections provided by Government systems was required before making an ID system compulsory.

The rollout of three million public services cards to citizens using out-of-date welfare legislation from a privacy perspective is “truly shocking and(...)

Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016, in addition to 51 cases where Minister for Finance Michael Noonan referred (...)

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