Data Privacy

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The HSE was the worst performing of six national health service websites surveyed by eprivacy firm Cookiebot.

Users of Health Service Executive web pages about sensitive topics such as HIV, crisis pregnancy and cancer mortality are having their data “continuo(...)

Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright addresses the IIEA in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA

Fines levied on multinationals and other organisations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are likely to end up before Europe’s highes(...)

 Professor Sonia Livingstone has examined how children’s digital lives ’raise pressing questions about their capacity to act, and about the responsibilities of others, in ways that fulfil rather than undermine their rights’

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook should be forced to fund an independent body to teach children how to keep their data safe online,(...)

The House of Commons digital committee said ‘we need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people’. File photograph: Getty Images

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, B(...)

Concluding an 18-month long investigation into “fake news” the committee accused Facebook of “intentionally and knowingly” violating data privacy laws

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites, financed by a new levy on tech companies, and an inquiry into the eff(...)

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook broke a consent order that it signed with the commission in 2011. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook is in early talks with the US Federal Trade Commission over settling an investigation into privacy violations that could result in a record f(...)

Dr Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security: “We are barely evolved monkeys, and everyone who has descended from monkeys is likely to be fascinated by a shiny object. But this thing where we are willing to trade off safety for convenience did not used to be true”

When even those who built the internet as we know it are warning of its insecurities and the deep privacy challenges it poses for society, you know th(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner,  said there are 16 ongoing investigations into technology companies.

Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules (...)

A Google spokesewoman said: “We have strict policies that prohibit advertisers on our platforms from targeting individuals on the basis of sensitive categories such as race, sexual orientation, health conditions, pregnancy status, etc.” Photograph: iStock

The online advertising industry has rejected claims made to data protection authorities that it is targeting and profiling users based on categories o(...)

Dr Jules Polonetsky delivers his lecture ‘Navigating Privacy in a Data Centric World’ at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph:Tom Honan/The Irish Times

People who are interested in the intersection of technology, data protection and privacy issues need to be at the table now to determine the future of(...)

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