News

  • Data Protection and COVID-19

    06th March 2020

    Governments, as well as public, private, and voluntary organisations are taking necessary steps to contain the spread and mitigate the effects of COVID-19, widely referred to as the ‘coronavirus’. Many of these steps will involve the processing of personal data (such as name, address, workplace, travel details) of individuals, including in many cases sensitive, ‘special category’ personal data (such as data relating to health). ...
  • Does the GDPR Really Say That? – Attendee Lists and Name Tags

    28th February 2020

    The misunderstanding that conferences, workshops and events can’t share the details of attendees because of the GDPR is one that many people may have come across. Attendees of workshops, conferences, or events have been told that the organisers couldn’t share an attendance list, or that name plates or badges couldn’t be produced, because the organisers were worried about the GDPR. ...
  • DPC statement on Facebook Election Day Reminder

    27th February 2020

    In advance of the recent Irish General Election on 8 February, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) notified Facebook Ireland that the Facebook Election Day Reminder (EDR) feature raised a number of data protection concerns particularly around transparency to users about how personal data is collected when interacting with the feature and subsequently used by Facebook. The DPC sought a number of remedial actions from Facebook. However, as it was not possible to implement these in advance of the Irish election Facebook decided not to launch the EDR during the election. ...
  • DPO Network Conference 2020

    26th February 2020

    Please note that the DPO Conference that was planned for March 31st has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled and we will publicise the new date as soon as it is available.   The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has established a DPC-facilitated DPO Network. The first initiative that we are rolling out is the DPO Network conference in The Helix, Dublin on 31March 2020. ...