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CCPC  chairwoman Isolde Goggin said the secretive nature of some criminal acts investigated by it suggest its investigations would be bolstered by additional surveillance powers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will consider a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to be allowed tap phones (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

Reports emerged over the weekend that system back-up tapes containing data on staff at Independent News and Media (INM) may have been removed from the company and accessed by external groups. Photograph: Leah Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

Employees must not lose their right to privacy at work and should be able to carry out their professional duties in the knowledge that their personal (...)

Digital suicide (through the deletion of social media accounts, unsubscribing from mailing lists, etc) is rampant

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean Paul Sartre. Existentialism wouldn’t be my strongest suit. Other than a basic understa(...)

In some circumstances, ‘public bodies’ will be exempt from various provisions of the legislation in relation to the rights of individuals under data protection law. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Government’s plan to extend the definition of “public bodies” in new data protection legislation poses serious legal concerns and may present chil(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

While authorities may push ahead with plans which ignore concerns about privacy and data protection, the law will eventually catch up with them, usually at significant cost to the taxpayer.

The growth of the public services card as a de facto national ID card has attracted a lot of media attention recently, with special credit due to Elai(...)

The vast majority of politicians still do not understand, in depth or breadth, the data protection and privacy issues that lie at the heart of a functional, transparent democracy. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Concern over the now infamous Public Services Card has been a slow build. A very slow build. The card was being discussed in the Dáil in 2005 – Fine(...)

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