Helen Dixon

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Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting more than €2 million extra next year, giving the digital privacy watchdog a tenfold increase in funding si(...)

Just 231 fines and sanctions were leveied between May 2018 and March 2020

GDPR was meant to change everything in terms of data privacy. But as the second anniversary of the much-hyped data protection rules are marked, a key (...)

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, who said her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive investigations of entire industries.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner says her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said that her office was ‘well advanced’ in the decision-making process on whether to impose fines. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A decision by the State’s data protection watchdog on whether to issue the first fines against big tech companies has been delayed by “procedural quer(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner said her office had received different responses from different bishops. Photograph: iStock

The State’s data watchdog may have to inspect Catholic Church records in its investigation into whether the church is legally obliged to delete record(...)

 German regulator insisted his was not a personal attack on Irish colleague Helen Dixon (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) is overwhelmed with the task of regulating big tech, needs more resources and should accept outside help, a(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: hearing is likely to be the first in a series of battles over the future of the public services card. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Social Protection has appealed against an enforcement notice handed down by the Data Protection Commissioner on the controversial pu(...)

Max Schrems (32) began his legal fight as a student.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Facebook’s renewed clash with an Austrian privacy advocate may have extra consequences after Brexit, one of the European Union’s top data protection o(...)

The long-awaited enforcement notice follows a damning investigation into the public services card project in August

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued an enforcement notice on the controversial public services card project to the Department of Social Protec(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  said earlier in 2019 it was unlawful to be required to have a PSC card to access benefits or services beyond those offered by the Department of Social Protection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s decision to require parents to have a public services card to qualify for new national childcare payments is “illegal” and “highly discrim(...)

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