Helen Dixon

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Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe delivered a budget that prompted “little cribbing and moaning . . . more a general air of acceptance.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Once the dust settled after Tuesday’s solemn budget, what was most remarkable was, in fact, just how quickly that dust settled. There was little crib(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon said: “The DPC is disappointed that the additional funding allocated is less than one-third of the funding that the DPC requested in its budget submission.”

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) received less than a third of the additional funding it sought in Budget 2020, a situation that leaves it having (...)

A report by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon found that several aspects of how the public services card was used were unlawful. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will eventually be forced to comply with the Data Protection Commissioner’s ruling on the public services card (PSC), the Public Accoun(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Social Protection will on Tuesday afternoon publish the full investigation by the State’s data protection watchdog into the controve(...)

A report by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon found that several aspects of how the public services card was used were unlawful. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Social Protection has hit back against the Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into the Public Services Card, alleging it b(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said there is “strong legal advice” in favour of the continued use of the public services card. She said the Government did not agree with the findings in a report by data protection commissioner Helen Dixon.

The Government is facing prosecution by the State’s data watchdog over its decision to defy a report that found the retention of information gathered (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a public services card launch. The Data Protection Commissioner recently ordered that Government departments and agencies to delete the data on citizens which was not related to welfare services. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to appeal the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon about the public services card, Ministers will be told today.(...)

“Just like multinational sales networks, corruption is a globalised phenomenon.”

Some years ago I came across the details of a bank account located in a jurisdiction known for its banking secrecy. The names on the account included (...)

Public Services Card: the data watchdog also found there was insufficient transparency around the card

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens, which was gathered as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as t(...)

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly, who says that when he learned recently which of his emails had been compromised by the hacking, he felt ‘sick and disgusted’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sensitive private information relating to divorce proceedings, children’s welfare and the personal finances of the former chief executive officer of I(...)

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