An over-zealous interpretation of the General Data Protection Regulation may risk the CSO’s ability to make available anonymised microdata files for the purpose of research that is in the public interest.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The quality of our understanding of economic and social issues has improved enormously since statistical offices, including the CSO, first made availa(...)

CCTV

The Data Protection Commissioner is to carry out a special investigation into CCTV schemes across the State, and the potential use of other video tech(...)

Data Protection Commissioner made findings against An Garda Síochána

The Data Protection Commissioner examined an allegation about the alleged misuse of CCTV in an accommodation centre, specifically in relation to remot(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said supervision of multinational companies with operations in Ireland continued to be a key priority for her office during 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The collection of potentially sensitive location data by Twitter and Facebook, and practices by LinkedIn, all came under scrutiny by the Data Protecti(...)

A special investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner into 20 hospitals throughout the State found concerns about data privacy. File photograph: Getty Images

A special investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) into 20 hospitals throughout the State found concerns about the handling of confiden(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon began  a formal investigation of the public services card project last October. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commissioner has denied claims by a senior civil servant driving the Government’s public services card (PSC) project that the comm(...)

Nama developer: Michael O’Flynn leaving the Four Courts in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Data Protection Commissioner will decide within two weeks whether the National Asset Management Agency failed to provide the developer brothers Mi(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, at a media briefing on the  publication of the Data Protection Bill. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Public bodies, including Government departments and agencies, will be exempt from fines where they breach people’s data protection rights, under new l(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner said she would use her investigative powers to examine the legality of the public services card and related systems.

The Data Protection Commissioner is to open a formal investigation into whether the State’s public services card and related systems fully comply with(...)

The database, operating under a system called the “single customer view” (SCV), is used for storing basic details about a citizen. Photograph: iStock

A series of requests under Freedom of Information legislation last year about the Government’s major data-sharing projects led me to wonder just what (...)

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