Global Privacy Sweep raises concerns about mobile apps As mobile apps explode in popularity, many of them are seeking access to large amounts of personal information.
This guidance was originally published in 2009. This revised version has been updated to take account of legislative developments and to reflect any changes in the approach of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to the audit process.
The Minister for Justice and Equality has signed Statutory Instruments.
Commissioner welcomes outcome of High Court Judicial Review
EU residents can request search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no
The Health Information and Quality Authority and the Data Protection Commissioner have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
The Data Protection Commissioner today launched the Annual Report for 2013. The report is available
The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today launched his annual report for 2013. As in previous years, the report summarises activities of the Office during 2013 by reference to specific investigations and audits undertaken as well a summary of policy matters and EU/international activities.
6/5/2014 - Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to participate in global examination of mobile apps
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to participate in global examination of mobile apps Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep
Guidance to Political Parties on Electronic Direct Marketing in upcoming Elections. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has this week written to all political parties reminding them of the restrictions on Electronic Direct Marketing in the upcoming European and Local Elections.
21/3/2014 - Data Protection Commissioner welcomes publication by An Garda Síochána of data protection audit.
Data Protection Commissioner welcomes publication by An Garda Síochána of data protection audit carried out by the OfficeMEDIA RELEASE - 21/3/2014 The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today welcomed the publication by An Garda Síochána of the Report of the data protection audit carried out by his Office. This comprehensive and detailed audit was carried out under the instruction of the Data Protection Commissioner on foot of concerns about some of the
27/1/14 - Press Release: Council of Europe Data Protection Day 28 January 2014: Results of Data Protection Public Awareness Survey released.
Public Awareness Survey released . -pdf.
regarding draft Strategy Statement 2014 -
This Office is aware of a data security breach involving Snapchat. Initial reports indicate that the data compromised involves the username and mobile phone number of Snapchat users.