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Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The regulator overseeing the handling of personal data is “extremely concerned” about the ability of the Office of Public Works to find a permanent of(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner,  said there are 16 ongoing investigations into technology companies.

Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules (...)

Ireland has housed Facebook’s international headquarters for the past decade and their Irish operation is the largest outside of Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. Photograph: Reuters

Sheryl Sandberg says Ireland has a special relationship with Facebook. And we do. Last week’s visit by the social media giant’s chief operating office(...)

Michael Collins SC, for Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon (above), said the Supreme Court should not interfere with the High Court judgment directing a reference to the ECJ over the transfer channels.

Facebook wants to alter High Court findings on issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels because it “doesn’t like them” and does (...)

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg admits its users have been victims in the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Photograph: Tom Brenner/ The New York Times
This year they said . . .

“They did not want their information to be sold to Cambridge Analytica by a developer . . . That happened, and it happened on our watch.” Facebook bos(...)

Former Sunday Independent editor Anne Harris says she was told by INM management that her emails were accessed in 2013 as part of an investigation into a leak. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Data Protection Commission is examining voluntary disclosures received as part of its investigation into the alleged removal of data from the emai(...)

LinkedIn in the US processed the email addresses of 18 million non-users to target them with ads on Facebook.

Social media network LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permissio(...)

In the dark? Facebook’s chief operating office Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Is Ireland capable of regulating Facebook? Right now, Facebook doesn’t even seem to be under the full control of its own executive team. The New York(...)

Once your data is breached – even just a single login and password – it leaves you vulnerable in ways you might never imagine. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week, while checking my spam folder in search of a wayward email, one message caught my eye. The subject heading was one of my own login (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon welcomed the increase in funding for her office.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commission has welcomed the “significant” increased funding of €3.5 million allocated in the budget. The allocation will bring t(...)

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