Data Protection Commissioner

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25/11/14 - Successful prosecution of a private investigator by the Data protection Commissioner at Dublin district court.

The Data Protection Commissioner today welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at Dublin Metropolitan District Court and which were taken by her Office against a private investigator. 
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6/10/14 - Data Protection Commissioner welcomes outcome of prosecution proceedings against Private Investigators.

 Data Protection Commissioner welcomes outcome of prosecution proceedings against Private Investigators. 
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10/09/14 - Global Privacy Sweep raises concerns about mobile apps

 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.
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13/08/14 - Guide to Audit Process

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.
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29/07/14 - Enforced Subject Access now an Offence

The Minister for Justice and Equality has signed Statutory Instruments.
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18/06/14 - High Court Decision

Commissioner welcomes outcome of High Court Judicial Review
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30/5/2014 - Link to Google take-down request form

EU residents can request search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no
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26/5/14 - HIQA and Data Protection Commissioner sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Health Information and Quality Authority and the Data Protection Commissioner have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
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12/5/14 - Annual Report 2013

 The Data Protection Commissioner today launched the Annual Report for 2013. The report is available
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12/5/14 - Commissioner launches Annual Report 2013

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.  
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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 
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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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