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Privacy activist Max Schrems: ‘We put these laws forward... but the reality is it’s not enforced.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s enforcement of EU data protection laws has been sharply criticised as the European Commission prepares to unveil a strategy to ease the use (...)

The  Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social network giant’s handling of(...)

Leaving Cert students can access their class rankings as estimated by their teachers by sending a personal data request to the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leaving Cert students can access their class rankings as estimated by their teachers by sending a personal data request to the Department of Education(...)

 Leaving cert students protest outside the Dept. of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A record 12,000-plus Leaving Cert students have sought rechecks of their calculated grade results. The surge in appeals follows controversy over the (...)

Questions have emerged over whether Government inspectors had the right to question people in a blanket manner at the airport

The State’s data watchdog has said it has “serious doubts” about whether social welfare inspectors were acting lawfully when gathering information at (...)

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The outgoing government argued Simon Coveney should keep his official ministerial car after stepping down as tánaiste because of his frequent visits t(...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has claimed there was ‘co-operation’ between Facebook and the Irish Data Protection Commissioner on the fim’s approach to strict European data-protection laws. Photograph: Getty Images

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has claimed there was “secret co-operation” between Facebook and the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) (...)

If wrongdoing has been identified in the Twitter case and the decision is supported by other supervisory authorities, a fine and a corrective measure will follow. File photograph: by Glenn Chapman/AFP

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has completed an inquiry into social networking site Twitter which could pave the way for the first fines levied (...)

The HSE’s national coronavirus tracing app remains mysterious, even as we inch closer to the end of May or early June point, at which it is supposed to go on limited trial. Photograph: iStock

We’ve had little concrete information so far about the HSE’s mysterious national coronavirus tracing app, even as we inch closer to the end of May or (...)

 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(...)

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