Disclaimer

The new DPC website is currently under construction. Our latest guidance in relation to GDPR, which comes into effect on 25th May, 2018, can be found at gdprandyou.ie and via pages on this website starting with "NEW" as per the navigation pane on the left. All other material on this site relates to the previous legislative regime under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 ("the Acts"). While the Acts may continue to apply in some circumstances, as of 25th May, 2018 the GDPR is the primary piece of legislation governing data protection.

Data Protection Commission

Press Releases


 


09/10/2018 Press Release - Data Protection Commission welcomes significant increased funding of€3.5 million in 2019 Budget
Total 2019 funding increased by €3.5 million to €15.2 million Additional funding critical to continuing to build the DPC's capacity as an internationally respected, professional and effective supervisory authority 2019 funding will allow for further significant recruitment of approximately 40 staff bringing total staff to approximately 180 Additional staff will
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03/10/2018 Facebook Data Breach - Commencement of Investigation
he Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has today, 3 October 2018, commenced an investigation under Section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 into the Facebook data breach for which notification was received by the DPC on Friday 28 September. In particular, the investigation will examine Facebook's compliance with its obligation under the General Data Protection Regulation to implement technical and organisational
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23/08/2018 Statement from the Data Protection Commission on Google and the use of location data

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22/08/2018 Statement by Data Protection Commission in relation to Eir breach notification
Statement by Data Protection Commission in relation to Eir breach notification On the 10th August 2018, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) was notified by Eir of a potential data vulnerability involving approximately 1500 of their laptops, which arose as a result of an incorrect configuration. This vulnerability had resulted in standard encryption being removed from these laptops. The DPC was later notified that one laptop had been stolen.
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26/06/2018 - Preaseisiúint - Cuireann an Coimisinéir Cosanta Sonraí fáilte roimh Rialachán Ginearálta um Chosaint Sonraí nua an AE

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25/05/2018 Press Release - Commissioner for Data Protection welcomes the new EU General Data Protection Regulation
 Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, has welcomed the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from today Friday, 25 May. GDPR is a new harmonised law that regulates the processing of personal data relating to individuals in the EU. Heralding a new era in data protection standards in the EU, the Regulation significantly strengthens
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21/05/2018 Press Release - Office publishes report on a special investigation in the Hospital sector
 Press Release MONDAY 21 May, 201812:00 hrs DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE PUBLISHES REPORT ON A SPECIAL INVESTIGATION IN THE HOSPITALS SECTOR  
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05/02/2018 Press Release - Office welcomes latest prosecution for Marketing Offences
 The Data Protection Commissioner's office has welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings that were taken at Naas District Court today against a publishing company, Guerin Media Limited of Kill, Co. Kildare. Guerin Media Limited Guerin Media Limited pleaded guilty to four sample charges out of a total of forty two charges of sending unsolicited marketing emails.
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26/01/2018 Press Release - Data protection Commissioner's Office welcomes Court outcome in case concerning sale of Personal Data
Assistant Data Protection Commissioner, Tony Delaney, today welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at Letterkenny Circuit Court and which were taken by An Garda Síochána against a former civil servant. The defendant was accused of a number of charges of receiving corrupt payments
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