The Data Protection Commissioner said she would use her investigative powers to examine the legality of the public services card and related systems.

The Data Protection Commissioner is to open a formal investigation into whether the State’s public services card and related systems fully comply with(...)

The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

The US supreme court is to hear the appeal in the case involving the department of justice’s attempts to access emails on a server in Dublin.

The Supreme Court of the United States is to hear an appeal by the US government in a case involving efforts to get Microsoft to hand over emails held(...)

Public services card

The possibility that the State’s public services card (PSC) might eventually become a national identity card was discussed by the then Fianna Fáil-led(...)

A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will be paid arrears of over €15,000. File photograph: Getty Images

A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will b(...)

GDPR is the most comprehensive data protection legislation to be passed in the history of the EU.

New data regulations to be introduced across the European Union next year are being promoted as if they are profoundly negative, when in fact they wil(...)

A report by former chief justice John Murray has found that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire population. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The finding by former chief justice John Murray that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire(...)

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(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan accepted there were difficulties with the current legislation but denied it was unconstitutional. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A report by the former chief justice John Murray has found that current data-retention legislation amounts to mass surveillance of the entire populati(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)