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 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  in her Fitzwilliam Square offices. Dixon wants to extend her role into a second five-year term when her current one ends in September “to continue out the work that we have started”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Rarely have four letters caused such dread. GDPR – the EU law designed to give people more control over their personal data in the internet age – cele(...)

The Data Protection Commission became Google’s lead data protection regulator under GDPR in late January this year. Photograph: Getty

The State’s data watchdog has opened its first investigation into Google to examine a suspected infringement of EU privacy rules covering the sharing (...)

Dublin Waste to Energy in Ringsend. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leading technology firms based in the State are “lawyering up” and behaving in a “more combative” manner ahead of expected multimillion euro fines for(...)

The Europea Commission inquiry centres on whether the organisation has restricted access to Insurance Link, which allows its members and large corporations that insure themselves to access the claims history of individuals seeking to take out a new policy with a fresh provider. Photograph: iStock

It began in July 2017 when officials from the European Commission and the State’s competition watchdog raided the offices of a series of Irish insuran(...)

Helen Dixon, head of the Irish Data Protection Commission, said she had not heard of any WhatsApp users contacting the regulator to say they had been directly affected by the hack.

The State’s data privacy watchdog is “intensively pursuing” answers from WhatsApp to find out if and how many European users are affected by a securit(...)

Helen Dixon told a US Senate Committee on Wednesday that her office had 51 large-scale investigations under way, 17 of which relate to large tech platforms

US digital advertising company Quantcast has became the latest technology firm to be investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner. The Republic h(...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January that it is entitled to appeal the referral and also disputed several of the High Court’s findings. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

The Supreme Court will rule by June 6th on Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commis(...)

Helen Dixon: the Irish Data Protection Commissioner was given something of an easy time from senators. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a busy day in the US Senate on Wednesday. By 9am a steady stream of officials and journalists queued outside the senate complex. The star attra(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: her office has opened more than 50 investigations spanning domestic companies, public sector bodies and the US tech giants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has opened investigations into 17 multinational technology companies headquartered in Ireland, ei(...)

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner will appear before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, will appear in front of a US senate hearing in Washington on data privacy next week. Ms Dixon will ap(...)

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