Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

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21/12/11 Press Release - Report of Data Protection Audit of Facebook Ireland Published
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Ireland today 21 December 2011 published the outcome of its audit of Facebook Ireland(FB-I) which was conducted over the last three months including on-site in Facebook Ireland's Headquarters in Dublin. The Report is a comprehensive assessment of Facebook Ireland's compliance with Irish Data Protection law and by extension EU law in this area.
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22/07/11 - Commissioner urges public to secure their mobile phones
Commissioner urges public to secure their mobile phones - 22 July 2011The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes today welcomed the steps taken by eMobile, Meteor, O2, Three and Vodafone to improve the security of customer voicemail.  While the voicemail security features of some of the companies was better than others, they have all responded in an exemplary fashion to a request by the Commissioner last week to urgently examine this area to better protect their customers in the wake
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11/7/11 - SMS Scam warning
We have been informed of scam text messages (SMS) claiming to be from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. These messages state that a data security breach has occurred and they invite members of the public to call a particular telephone number and leave their name, address and PPSN number. This Office never contacts members of the public by SMS about data security breaches.
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30/5/11 - Press release - Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2010
Media Release   The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today launched his report for 2010.  His report emphasises the need for accountability on the part of public and private sector organisations for the personal data entrusted to them. 
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30/5/11 - Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2010 including special investigation on insurance data
 The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today launched his report for 2010. His report emphasises the need for accountability on the part of public and private sector organisations for the personal data entrusted to them. The report contains as an annex the outcome of a special investigation undertaken by the Commissioner in relation to the handling of claims data in the insurance sector which revealed significant breaches of data protection legislation.
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28/01/11 - Press Release - Data Protection Commissioner issues warning about phone scammers
Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes is taking the opportunity on the 5th Council of Europe Data Protection Day to remind organisations of their data protection responsibilities.
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24/01/11 Press Release - advice on electoral communications
Data Commissioner advises parties on Electoral Communications 
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