Data Privacy

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Michael Collins SC, for Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon (above), said the Supreme Court should not interfere with the High Court judgment directing a reference to the ECJ over the transfer channels.

Facebook wants to alter High Court findings on issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels because it “doesn’t like them” and does (...)

Under the GDPR, EU regulators have the power to fine companies as much as €20 million or 4 per cent of their annual turnover – whichever is largest.

Google has been fined €50 million for breaking EU privacy laws in the first case of a US tech giant being caught under Europe’s tough new data protect(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan launching the passport card in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State will not be required to fingerprint Irish citizens for their passport cards despite a proposed EU regulation forcing member states to take t(...)

The Government has denied the Public Services Card is a national identity card

The Department of Social Protection has refused to release information regarding the Data Protection Commission’s investigation into the public servic(...)

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Several app developers have complained about the issue to Facebook since May. Photograph: Getty

Some of the most popular apps for Android smartphones, including Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal, are transmitting data to Facebook without t(...)

Tech companies’  products offer enticements, and many benefits but their potential encroachments and real costs go unrecognised (at best) or more despicably, are hidden (NB Google and Facebook). Photograph: Getty Images

‘Privacy – the question of who has the right to obtain, retain, and perhaps even sell personal information in digital form – is becoming one of the ho(...)

Schools throughout the State will be invited to take part in the consultation on children’s data protection rights. Photograph: iStockphoto

Schools throughout the State are to be given the opportunity to take part in a public consultation on children’s data protection rights. The consult(...)

Huawei denied any suggestion that the company poses a threat to Czech national security. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and (...)

Purpose of the regulations is to ‘support health research and promote enhanced public confidence in such research’.

Members of the public and experts in the areas of health, research, ethics and technology are being invited to express an interest in sitting on a com(...)

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC)

If the US Federal Trade Commission had enforced findings it made in 2011 against Facebook, we might not have had the Cambridge Analytica scandal or Br(...)

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