The Commissioner Launches his Annual Report for 2012. One of the major themes in this year's report concerns the issue of sharing personal data in the public sector which has featured regularly in previous annual reports from this Office.
The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today launched his report for 2012. As in previous years the report summarises activities of the Office during 2012 by reference to specific investigations and audits undertaken as well a summary of policy matters and EU/international activities.
This Office has received a report from LivingSocial, in accordance with our Personal Data Security Breach Code of Practice, of a security breach of their computer systems.
Minister Shatter stresses Government Support for the Office of the Data Protection CommissionerIn a press release issued on the 27th March, Minister Shatter underlined the Governments support to this Office by allocating additional resources.
The European data protection authorities of the Article 29 Working Party, have adopted an opinion addressing the key data protection risks of mobile apps. The opinion details the specific obligations of app developers and all other parties involved in the development and distribution of apps under European data protection law.