Government workplace protocols require physical distancing, masks, ventilation and home-working remain in place “irrespective of the vaccination rollout”. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA wire

Frontline health staff will have to indicate their Covid-19 vaccination status if asked by their employer under a directive due shortly from the HSE. (...)

The Data Protection Commissioner said “no more personal data than is necessary” should be collected by estate agents. Photograph: iStock

There is no justification for estate agents to collect extensive personal data about prospective buyers who are viewing a property, the Data Protecti(...)

Mark Savage. File photograph: Courts Collins

The Data Protection Commissioner and Google have won a High Court order overturning a finding in favour of a man in the first “right to be forgotten” (...)

In a case put before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), judges ruled that a company which had read an employee’s messages sent through Yahoo Messenger while he was at work was within its rights to do so.

A European court ruling that an employer was within its rights to read the private emails of a worker is not expected to have implications for Irish (...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

More than 100 data protection breaches involving sensitive personal information held by the HSE occurred over the past year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 100 data protection breaches involving sensitive personal information held by the Health Service Executive (HSE) occurred over the past year(...)

Data privacy activist Max Schrems told the National Data Protection Conference that data protection will move away from regulators and become a civil legal matter as it is the ‘only way to get results’. File photograph: Collins

Privacy complaints may move away from data protection regulators in favour of people taking civil legal actions because that is the “only way to get r(...)

Irish Water said it acted immediately to resolve the issue and all the property owners affected had been advised accordingly.

Irish Water has apologised to over 6,300 customers after it sent them letters with data relating to other individuals. It informed the Data Protection(...)

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In case you hadn’t heard, the General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes launched on just three weeks ago have been ((...)

Under Irish law,  it is an offence if a third party records a phone call without authorisation

Taping and recording of phone calls in Garda stations could have serious implications for data protection and(...)