Data Protection Commissioner

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Highlighted Documents


28/3/14 - Guidance to Political Parties on Electronic Direct Marketing in upcoming Elections

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. 
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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
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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.
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26/2/14 Strategy Statement 2014 - 2016

regarding draft Strategy Statement 2014 -
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2/1/14 -Snapchat Data Security Breach

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.
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