Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

Press Releases


 


07/12/07-Press Release-Commissioner suspends planned legal enforcement action following Sky withdrawal of Customer Notice.
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has announced that Sky Ireland has withdrawn a notice regarding changes to how the company uses customer information which issued to customers with the recent December edition of the Sky Magazine.  A notice to this effect is to be placed on the home page of the Irish section of the Sky.com site (The withdrawal follows
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Complaint against British Sky Broadcasting
Complaints about British Sky Broadcasting Group Marketing Over the past number of days the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has received a large number of complaints in relation to a letter issued by British Sky Broadcasting Group regarding marketing preferences.
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12/11/07 Press Release - Launch of Garda Síochána Data Protection Code of Practice
Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy and Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes today announced the launch of a data protection Code of Practice for An Garda Síochána.  Data protection is part of the human right to privacy so the new Code will fit naturally into An Garda Síochána's overall human rights strategy.  The Code is the product of work undertaken by An Garda Síochána in close cooperation with
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Press Release 27/09/07 - Commissioner launches new guidlines on data sharing in the Private Sector
The Data Protection Commissioner has today published guidelines intended to assist companies understand the legal basis under the Data Protection Acts for sharing the personal data that they hold on customers and potential customers. 
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Microsoft Word  documentPress Release 20/07/07 - Data Protection Commissioner conducts “raids” on the Mobile Phone Text Marketing Sector
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Annual Report for 2006 published.
 The need to find a balance between the demands of security, crime prevention and legitimate commercial interests, on the one hand, and the individual's right to privacy, on the other were increasingly on the data protection agenda in 2006 whether in a domestic or international context. This need to find the appropriate balance formed a backdrop to the work of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner during 2006.
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16/04/07 - Press Release regarding allegations of disclosure of confidential information to Insurance Companies
ALLEGATIONS REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO INSURANCE COMPANIES: STATEMENT BY THE DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER, BILLY HAWKES 
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European Data Protection Authorities' Workshop on Passenger Data
Any future PNR deal with the US must respect fundamental rights and provide for adequate safeguards. These are the main conclusions of the  follow-up PNR workshop held in Brussels on 26th March 2007 in the premises of the European Parliament.
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Data Protection Commissioner, Regtel and Mobile Telecommunications Companies join forces to beat Mobile Spam
Data Protection Commissioner, Regtel and Mobile Telecommunications Companies join forces to beat Mobile Spam
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Press Release - Know your Data Protection Rights - Council of Europe -Data Protection Day – 28 January 2007
Press Release Know your Data Protection Rights - Council of Europe -Data Protection Day – 28 January 2007The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, is taking the opportunity afforded by the inaugural Council of Europe Data Protection Day – 28th January 2007 - to remind people to think about their rights and choices in terms of their personal information. Holders of personal data both in the public and private sector also need to be reminded of their obligations in relation to that
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