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The State’s data privacy watchdog has received a ‘lifetime achievement’ award under Germany’s ‘Big Brother Awards’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s data privacy watchdog has received a “lifetime achievement” award under Germany’s “Big Brother Awards” that are selected by data privacy a(...)

Facebook (now known as Meta) whistleblower Frances Haugen. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Ireland is a “tech superpower” and other than the US has the most opportunity to influence the actions of social media platforms in terms of regulati(...)

If the Government is to be taken seriously in its responsibility to upholding EU regulations and the State’s international reputation protected, it will need to consider strengthening an office that is responsible for protecting the data privacy of 450 million citizens.

With great power comes great responsibility, and when it comes to regulating Big Tech and transnational internet giants, that responsibility carries w(...)

The independence monument on Maidan Square and Hotel Ukraine  in Kyiv. Photograph:  Pierre Crom/Getty

The grim diplomatic dance has reached its end. Ukraine’s president has declared martial law as Russia launched military strikes on the country, while (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said ‘very damaging’ profiles on Ireland’s data protection regime have been written over the years.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has defended her record on enforcing EU data privacy laws, saying Ireland needed to stand up for the regulato(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon is “well up to the mark”, and that Ireland should be “more robust” in(...)

German chancellor Olaf Scholz: set to greet Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Tuesday for a working lunch and a private discussion.   Photograph: Kay Nietfeld

Ireland’s data protection regime risks burdening its reputation in Germany as much as its tax regime has done, according to an MP from the ruling Soci(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said  the commissioner had assured her that the DPC operates ‘very much in line with the rules, regulations and legislation’ covering data privacy law in Europe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has criticised Minister for Justice Helen McEntee for not launching an independent review of the function(...)

European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

EU ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the European Commission’s failure to act against the State over the pace of big tech investigat(...)

Data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has repeatedly  rejected criticisms while also seeking more resources from the Government. File photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has received a rare show of support from Brussels. Didier Reynders, the European Union’s commissioner for(...)

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