Data Protection Commission

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Ireland's data protection watchdog is failing to enforce the GDPR and is allowing "the biggest data breach ever recorded" to continue to happen, an Oireachtas committee will hear today. Representatives of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) are among those who will be giving evidence on the

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A massive dataset of personal information from 553 million Facebook users which surfaced online over the weekend may predate the GDPR, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has said. In a statement yesterday, the watchdog said it is continuing to "establish the full facts" in connection with the data

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Ireland's data protection watchdog handled over 10,000 cases last year, a nine per cent increase on the previous year. The Data Protection Commission's annual report for 2020 reveals that the watchdog handled a total of 10,151 cases last year, up from 9,337 in 2019.

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Ireland's data protection watchdog has imposed a €450,000 fine on Twitter following a landmark inquiry regarding a data breach. The Data Protection Commission found that the social media giant infringed Article 33(1) and 33(5) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in terms of a fa

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into the processing of children's data by Instagram, part of Facebook Ireland Limited. The DPC said it had received a number of complaints concerning the processing of children's personal data on Instagram and had identified poten

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Social media giant Facebook has played down suggestions that it will withdraw from Europe despite suggesting in an Irish court filing that it may have to. Yvonne Cunnane, Facebook's associate general counsel, told the High Court that it was "not clear" how the company could "continue to provide the

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There is no clear legal basis for social welfare inspectors questioning passengers on certain flights out of Ireland as a blanket policy, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has warned. The Department of Social Protection (DEASP) told the watchdog that customers boarding certain flights in recent m

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Tusla has been fined a total of €75,000 for breaching GDPR rules in the first fines of their kind in Ireland. The fines were handed down by the Data Protection Commissioner following three investigations into issues notified by Tusla in November 2018, October 2019 and November 2019.

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Privacy rights campaigners have overwhelmed Ireland's data protection watchdog with calls for sweeping investigations of entire industries, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said. Speaking to The New York Times, Ms Dixon suggested that many people had overestimated the impact of the EU Ge

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The number of complaints to the Data Protection Commission rose by 75 per cent last year, according to the watchdog's annual report. A total of 7,215 complaints were received in the first full calendar year since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), up from 4,113 in

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched statutory inquiries into practices at tech companies Google and Tinder. The watchdog said it had received complaints from consumer organisations across the EU in relation to Google's processing of location data and transparency surrounding that proce

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The requirement to hold a Public Services Card (PSC) in order to apply for the National Childcare Scheme is illegal, highly discriminatory and will violate the privacy rights of people living in poverty, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned. The alternative paper application proce

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