Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

Press Releases


 


10/12/10- Press Release -Data breach incident affecting GAA members
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner wishes to confirm that it is investigating a data breach incident involving personal data of GAA members.  The Office has received full co-operation from the GAA in the course of our investigation.  As the incident has a cross-border element we are liaising closely with our colleagues in the Information Commissioner's Office in Belfast as well as the PSNI. We welcome the fact that
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18/10/10 Article 29 Working Party Press release
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.
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14/07/10 - Latest Press Release from the Article 29 Working Party
Article 29 Working PartyThe 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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1/06/10 - Press Release - Consultation on Data Security Breach Code of Practice
The Data Protection Commissioner has published a draft Data Security Breach Code of Practice for public consultation in response to a recommendation in the recently published report of the  The  Data Review Group.
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08/04/10 - Press Release - Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2009
Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2009 The Data Protection Commissioner launched his report for 2009 today.  Once again, his report focuses on the responsibility of private and public sector organisations to treat the personal information of their customers and clients with respect.  Complaints, investigations and prosecutionsDuring 2009 the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner opened for investigation 914
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European Commission approves new standard contractual clauses on the transfer of data to processors established in third countries
European Commission approves new standard contractual clauses on the transfer of data to processors established in third countries - access the decision and the new clauses here (effective from 15 May 2010)
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27/01/10 - Press Release - Data Protection Day 28th January 2010 From mail marketing to cloud computing: 21 years of data protection
Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes is marking the 4th Council of Europe Data Protection Day, tomorrow 28th January 2010 with a brief retrospective over the 21 years since his Office came into existence:"Since my Office was established in 1989, the context of our work as a privacy  regulator has transformed through technology and other factors.  Yet, at a more basic
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