Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

Press Releases


 


02/11/2015 Commissioner Welcomes Successful Prosecutions of Telecommunications Companies
 Commissioner Welcomes Successful Prosecutions of Telecommunications CompaniesThe Data Protection Commissioner today welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at Dublin Metropolitan District Court and which were taken by her Office against telecommunications companies, Eircom, now trading as Eir, and Imagine Telecommunications Business Ltd. Counsel for Eir pleaded guilty to six charges of making unsolicited marketing phone calls without consent and one charge of
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20/10/2015 Statement from Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon in respect of High Court Case 2013/765 JR - Schrems
 Statement from Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon in respect of High Court Case 2013/765 JR - Schrems "I welcome today's ruling from Judge Hogan which brings these proceedings to a conclusion.My Office will now proceed to investigate the substance of the complaint with all due diligence."  ENDS20 October 2015 
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16/10/2015 Statement on the implementation of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 6 October 2015 in the Maximilian Schrems
 Please view the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - STATEMENT on the implementation of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 6 October 2015 in the Maximilian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner case (C-362-14)  ENDS16 October 2015
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06/10/2015 Statement by Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon in respect of the Judgement in Case C-362/14 – Schrems
Statement by Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon in respect of the Judgement in Case C-362/14 – Schrems “I welcome today's (6 October 2015) judgement from the CJEU.The issues dealt with in the judgement are complex. While they will require careful consideration, what is immediately clear is that the Court has reiterated the fundamental importance attaching to the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data. That is very much to be
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04/09/2015 Concerns over children's apps and websites.
GPEN Privacy Sweep 2015. Concerns over Children's apps and websites An international project looking at websites and apps used by children has raised concerns over the personal information collected. 
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23/6/2015 Data Protection Commissioner launches Annual Report 2014
The Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland, Helen Dixon, is pleased to announce the publication of her first annual report, covering the calendar year 2014. The Data Protection Commissioner outlines her approach to data protection regulation in a foreword, describes the roles and responsibilities of her Office, and presents a detailed review of her
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5/6/2015 Data Protection Commissioner Investigates Enforced Subject Access Requests
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has written to 40 organisations (see Appendices) across a range of sectors to assess compliance with legislation on 'Enforced Subject Access Requests' by employers. The letters were dated 2 June 2015.  An 'Enforced Subject Access Request' is where someone is obliged by a potential employer or organisation to
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11/05/2015 - Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to participate in global investigation into apps and websites targeting children.
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to participate in global investigation into apps and websites targeting children.
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27/01/2015 Commissioner welcomes doubling of funding for Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Press Release Commissioner welcomes doubling of funding for Office of the Data Protection Commissioner  27 January 2015 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon is marking the Council of Europe's 9th Data Protection Day by highlighting the recent allocation of additional resources to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
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