Data protection commissioner Helen Dixon: The DPC needs two additional commissioners, according to the Oireachtas Justice Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) should adopt a culture of enforcement rather than “emphasising guidance” in its efforts to get businesses and org(...)

Activists are aghast at Amazon’s June announcement  it is to acquire entertainment giant MGM. 

Will they, or won’t they?  While a number of efforts to tame Big Tech are under way in the Unites States – and June and July have been bumper mo(...)

Freight and HGV trucks pictured at Rosslare Harbour in January. A shortage of drivers could pose risks to trade, the IRHA has warned. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

A shortage of lorry drivers could risk a “serious and severe” impact on the “efficient and timely distribution of goods” between the State and its tra(...)

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. File photograph: The Irish Times

The regulatory world just became notably more uncertain for the big technology companies that have chosen to base their EU headquarters in Ireland. Un(...)

A Fine Gael spokesperson said on Thursday evening that all polling from 2016 onwards had been carried out by research companies and independent contractors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael members used business cards from a non-existent company when carrying out polling for the party prior to 2016, The Irish Times has learned. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he does not known if his party’s polling activity had been against the law.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the practice of political party volunteers posing as pollsters should not have happened. It was not right, it (...)

Edward Snowden: Given his disclosures on the scale of US mass surveillance, utilising the sea of data sucked in by US-based multinational social media and technology giants, it is difficult to accept US arguments EU user data can be kept separate and given protections not afforded US citizens.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Three years after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the EU, problems loom in the two big markets that exchange data wit(...)

It’s been three years this week since one of Europe’s most groundbreaking pieces of legislation, the GDPR, came into force. File photograph: Getty Images

It’s been three years this week since one of Europe’s most groundbreaking pieces of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came i(...)

While government positions often struggle to match the pay for a comparable job in the private sector, coordinating national cybersecurity is a critically important role. Photograph: iStock

In common with most of the people I know in the IT security sector in Ireland, I’ve been doing a lot of exasperated eye-rolling while reading through (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon advised organisations to identify high-risk processes and design systems to eliminate human errors. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s data-privacy watchdog expects to share draft decisions on possible fines arising from up to seven investigations into big tech companies (...)

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