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 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  in her Fitzwilliam Square offices. Dixon wants to extend her role into a second five-year term when her current one ends in September “to continue out the work that we have started”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Rarely have four letters caused such dread. GDPR – the EU law designed to give people more control over their personal data in the internet age – cele(...)

‘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(...)

Graham Dwyer’s legal team argued, and the High Court agreed, that the law providing for the retention of his phone data was  in breach of his rights.

Graham Dwyer received “limited” relief from the High Court on Thursday in his fight to overturn his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. That (...)

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records,(...)

 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A privacy rights group has alleged a “grave breach” of data protection legislation by the Department of Social Protection following changes made to a (...)

US president Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault. The former staffer and one-time “Apprentice” contestant secretly recording conversations with her co-workers, including the president. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The Trump administration found itself mired in controversy yet again this week as it emerged that a former staffer and one-time Apprentice contestant,(...)

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(...)

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