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Facebook said no special status was accorded to extremist organisations. Yet this rings hollow. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Money matters most for Facebook, even if the route to it means turning a blind eye to disturbing, abusive and violent content on its platform. As a sh(...)

Facebook has been criticised for the way content moderators based in Dublin approached offensive and violent material.  Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has expressed concern about serious shortcoming in Facebook’s approach to violent and abusive material on i(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the use of facial-imaging software is compliant with the law

The use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is “compliant with(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has confirmed that the secretary general instructed that changes be made to the privacy policy.

The secretary general of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection ordered changes to the department’s new privacy policy last week w(...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to its collection of biometric data in a new privacy policy was ‘in error’.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to processing biometric data on individuals included in its new privac(...)

The new contract to print up to two million public services cards has been awarded to Security Card Concepts Ltd.

A contract worth more than €9 million to print up to two million public services cards has been awarded to Security Card Concepts Ltd, which was calle(...)

Some companies, such as Facebook say they will offer users internationally the same privacy controls they will give to EU citizens under GDPR. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to laws that directly impact how citizens engage with technology – and vice versa – California regularly sets national, even internation(...)

The full extent of the breach involving Ticketmaster user data is as yet unclear, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t act. Photograph: iStock

Another week, another data breach. This time, it’s Ticketmaster’s turn. What has happened? Strictly speaking, it wasn’t Ticketmaster that was the t(...)

Questions to Facebook Ireland from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communications had a particular focus on the company’s political advertisement policies. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Ireland recently submitted written responses to formal queries the company received from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communi(...)

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