Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

Press Releases


 


27/10/09 - Latest Press release from the Article 29 Working Party
The Article 29 Working Party is made up of all the EU Data Protection Commissioners and a representative of the EU Commission. The Working Party is independent and acts in an advisory capacity. It seeks to harmonise the application of data protection rules throughout the EU, and publishes opinions and recommendations on various data protection topics. Select the links below to see press releases following the most recent meeting of the Working Party.
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08/07/09 - Latest press release from the Article 29 Working Party
The Article 29 Working Party is made up of all the EU Data Protection Commissioners and a representative of the EU Commission. The Working Party is independent and acts in an advisory capacity. It seeks to harmonise the application of data protection rules throughout the EU, and publishes opinions and recommendations on various data protection topics. Select the links below to see press releases following the most recent meeting of the Working Party.
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08/06/09 - Press Release - Winners of online privacy competition announced
PRESS RELEASEWinner of Online Privacy Video Competition AnnouncedDublin, Monday June 8, 2009; The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, in conjunction with Google has announced the winning entries of its online video clip competition which was hosted on YouTube The total prize fund of €10,000 for the competition will be split among the winning entries with Traolach O Murchú from Waterfall, Cork and his team picking up the top prize of €5,000 for his winning entry entitled 'Protect your
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MEDIA RELEASE 13 MAY 2009 - Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2008
The Data Protection Commissioner launched his report for 2008 today.  His report focuses on the responsibility of private and public sector organisations to treat the personal information of their customers and clients with respect.  Enquiries and ComplaintsDuring 2008 the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner continued to receive a high volume of complaints.  The total of 1,031
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16/04/09 - Latest press release from the Article 29 Working Party
 The Article 29 Working Party is made up of all the EU Data Protection Commissioners and a representative of the EU Commission. The Working Party is independent and acts in an advisory capacity. It seeks to harmonise the application of data protection rules throughout the EU, and publishes opinions and recommendations on various data protection topics. Select this link below to see a press release following the most recent meeting of the Working Party.
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Press release - 09/02/09 - Advice issued to job seekers by the Data Protection Commissioner: "Take extra care with your personal data"
The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes today issued advice to job seekers to take great care when supplying their personal details for job applications.  He is issuing this advice following the receipt of complaints to his Office in recent days from persons who have applied for jobs which turned out to be fake.  Speaking today the Commissioner indicated, "I am very
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Press Release - 28/01/09 -Data Protection Day 2009 - Data Protection Commissioner announces online competition and new resource
Data Protection Day 2009 - Data Protection Commissioner announces Online Video Clip Competition in conjunction with Google & New Data Protection Audit Resource 28th January 2009On the occasion of the 3rd Council of Europe Data Protection Day, Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes today launched two new initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of data protection rights and obligations amongst the public and those holding personal data.The Commissioner is publishing a new data protection
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