Transatlantic transfers of personal data and the new EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) will be among the main topics of discussion at a nat(...)

Yahoo said personal information including names, email addresses and security questions were all accessed by a “third-party” in the August 2013 breach.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has said it is “urgently” examining the facts of the latest Yahoo data breach after the company revealed one bi(...)

WhatsApp has announced plans to share users’ phone numbers with its parent company Facebook. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

When mobile messaging service WhatsApp was bought for $19 billion (€17 billion) by Facebook in 2014 , it promised there would be no significant change(...)

Former Renua leader Lucinda Creighton, leader of Renua speaking at press conference in Buswells Hotel, Dublin last May. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Renua leader Lucinda Creighton broke the law when her general election team rang a constituent on her mobile number three times seeking her vot(...)

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels between the EU and the United States.

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels(...)

Austrian data protection campaigner Max Schrems: “I could be financially ruined, just because I want my rights respected.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

If a regulator annoys all parties in a case equally, perhaps it’s doing something right. But today the Commercial Court will hear why Ireland’s Data P(...)

In a recent draft decision following a complaint by privacy activist Max Schrems about the method being used by Facebook to transfer his personal data to the US, the data commissioner found his concerns about the so-called standard contractual clauses were well founded.

The GDP of the entire European Union could be impacted negatively by between 0.8 per cent and 1.39 per cent – about €143 billion in annual terms – if (...)

The worker said the camera was placed in the corner of the staff canteen and there was no signage to inform staff that surveillance was taking place. File photograph:  iStock

A woman working for a supermarket was fired after she placed a paper bag over a CCTV camera in her staff canteen while a colleague styled her hair du(...)

Google’s refusal to remove search results about a witness who gave “key testimony” in a long-running tribunal was upheld by the Data Protection Commissioner.

Google’s refusal to remove search results about a witness who gave “key testimony” in a long-running tribunal was upheld by the Data Protection Commis(...)

Data breach: details of 1,914 Civil Service staff were sent on a spreadsheet to a HR manager in one Government department who had sought details about their own staff.

The payroll service for about 31,000 civil servants, which has been the subject of multiple complaints and at least two inadvertent data breaches, is(...)

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