Peter Nowak

Life is about to get less comfortable for Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC). For the second time in two years, judges at Europe’s highest c(...)

Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council officials will today consider their response to the Data Protection Commissioner’s warning over the council’s use of photographs o(...)

Privacy experts said on Monday the council had no statutory basis for the publication of the images and that it had no legal basis for doing so. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is notable that the Data Protection Commissioner was immediately on the line to Dublin City Council on Monday after it emerged the council had post(...)

 ‘Iris Oifigiúil’, the State’s official gazette.

The practice of publishing the names and full addresses of new Irish citizens in the State’s official gazette, which drew controversy last year, has b(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority has apologised for a data breach involving its drone register. File photograph: Getty Images

A data breach at the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) resulted in all registered drone users being able to access the names and contact details of other(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS). Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State scheme to compensate women left physically and psychologically damaged by symphysiotomy procedures during childbirth has been urged by a gro(...)

 Lucinda Creighton at the election count in the RDS at the weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Seven official complaints have been made by members of the public about unsolicited calls, text messages or emails from election candidates. The Dat(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: said Google has had more than 4,000 “right to be forgotten” requests since 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A key witness to a recent and long-standing tribunal tried unsuccessfully to avail of the “right to be forgotten” rule in relation to Google searches(...)

Max Schrems, whose case was referred to the European Court of Justice, said he may challenge the arrangement depending on its final text. Photograph: Collins Courts

EU data protection commissioners have asked the European Commission to produce all documents relating to the new EU-US data transfer arrangement – kno(...)

Digital Rights Ireland is to ask the High Court to refer questions about the independence of the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court is to be asked to make a referral to the EU’s highest court for a ruling on whether Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is truly in(...)

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