Johnny Ryan

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Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, who said her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive investigations of entire industries.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner says her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive(...)

Under GDPR, data regulators have the power to fine companies up to 4 per cent of their global turnover of the previous year or €20 million, whichever is greater, for violating the law

Digital privacy regulations introduced in Europe nearly two years ago are in danger of failing because regulators have not been properly resourced, a (...)

Google is sharing users’ personal data between its services without acquiring specific consent to do so, one of its smaller rivals, Brave, has claimed. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Google is sharing users’ personal data between its services without acquiring specific consent to do so, thus flagrantly breaching fundamental princip(...)

If you feel like a past web search or purchase is following you around the web in the form of ads popping up everywhere from Facebook to your favourite news sites, this is because they are thanks to these trackers. Photograph: Getty

Let 2020 be the year you reclaim your online privacy. Stop third party advertisers dead in their tracks as they attempt to follow your every move onli(...)

Google said the change would ‘help avoid the risk that any participant in our auctions is able to associate individual ad identifiers with Google’s contextual content categories’. Photograph: New York Times

Google has announced a significant change to its online advertising business that it said would enhance user privacy but which advertisers warned woul(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai at St Patrick’s Girls National School, Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin, recently. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai was in Dublin last week to announce a significant €1 million grant to children’s charity Barnardos, which will be(...)

Google’s own rules prohibit ad buyers from matching disparate profiles on the same user. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo/Reuters

Google is secretly using hidden web pages that feed the personal data of its users to advertisers, undermining its own policies and circumventing EU p(...)

‘Every single one of us can be profiled based on what they’re reading, watching, listening to.’ Photograph: Thomas Winz via Getty

Is your phone eavesdropping on your private conversations in order to send you targeted ads? No matter how many times the tech companies deny it – an(...)

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 (...)

Dr Johnny Ryan, speaking in a former role at The Irish Times, has filed a complaint against the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe.

A formal complaint has been lodged with the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) against the main European lobbyist for the online advertising industry.(...)

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