Simon Mcgarr

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he does not known if his party’s polling activity had been against the law.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the practice of political party volunteers posing as pollsters should not have happened. It was not right, it (...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin has denied it is falling foul of data laws by maintaining a sophisticated database which records a person’s level of support for the party a(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: “We have mountains to climb in front of us.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As if there was not enough on her regulatory plate, mass remote-working during the pandemic has thrown up yet another area for Data Protection Commiss(...)

State faces European court setback over use of mobile phone records in Graham Dwyer case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apparently, the Government has suddenly grown concerned that it will lose a case which the Supreme Court referred to the European Court of Justice (EC(...)

Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and solicitors are not, in general, as rich as people often think.

Life as a lawyer is not like the TV shows Suits or Making a Murderer. Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and (...)

Only six national data protection authorities have more than 10 specialist tech investigation staff, and seven EU states have just one or two, according to the report from privacy-focused web browser company Brave

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is unable to function properly and give mandated protections because EU member states have failed t(...)

When the owner of a device with this app installed tests positive for Covid-19, this data may enable the contact tracing process to take place more efficiently and more quickly.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it is likely that a smartphone app to facilitate contact tracing will be rolled out in the next 10 days. (...)

Tinder says it will not provide the messages the complainant was sent by other users, nor any other data related to other Tinder users. Photograph:  Chesnot/Getty

Online dating app Tinder told the Irish Data Protection Commissioner it was not obliged to release “deeply private” information, such as entire chat l(...)

East End Hotel in Portarlington, Co Laois: residents have consistently made allegations about overcrowding there.  Photograph: Collins

The Department of Justice approved the placement of 10 beds in one room in a hotel at the centre of a controversy over the alleged overcrowding of asy(...)

DNA molecule: GMI said the  sample data gathered under the programme, following explicit consent from patients, would be deleted at the end of the rare disease programme.

Temple Street Children’s Hospital operated a project using patient DNA information for eight months before suspending it to review its compliance with(...)

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