Helen Dixon

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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(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller

A ban on visitor books at well-known heritage sites over fears about EU privacy rules could have been avoided with a new note on the books warning the(...)

 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(...)

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