Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner

Press Releases


 


13/10/2016 Data Protection Commissioner welcomes Budget 2017 increase in funding
Data Protection Commissioner welcomes Budget 2017 increase in funding ·     Total funding for 2017 increased by €2.8 million to over €7.5 million·     Additional funding will allow for further significant recruitment of staff  13th October, 2016 Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Helen Dixon, has today welcomed the additional funding of €2.8 million for her office announced by the Government .
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13/10/2016 Data Protection Commissioner welcomes court outcome in latest Private Investigator case.
DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER WELCOMES COURT OUTCOME IN LATEST PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CASE  The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings taken by her Office against a firm of private investigators and one its directors, which were concluded today at Tuam District Court. Glen Collection Investments Limited pleaded guilty to twenty-five sample charges for offences under the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. The company was convicted
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23/9/2016 International Privacy Sweep 2016
International study reveals six out of ten 'Internet of Things' developers failing to communicate properly with customers on data protection rights· Irish Data Protection Commissioner's Office to step up audits of technology devices 
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09/08/2016 Data Protection Office issues Guidance on Location Data
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has today, 9 August 2016, published detailed guidance on location data.Location data is any information which links an individual to a particular place including information about where a person currently is, or where they were at some point in the past.  Technology such as smart phones has made it easier than ever before for individuals to be located.
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21/06/2016 - Commissioner publishes Annual Report 2015
The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, today published her 2015 Annual Report. In this, her second annual report, the Commissioner highlights a pivotal year for the Office, reporting on the engaged and proactive approach of her Office to safeguarding data protection rights and, using case studies and statistics, details the wide variety of work undertaken during the year. 
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13/06/2016 DPC Welcomes Another Successful Prosecution of a Private Investigator
The Data Protection Commissioner today welcomed the successful outcome of prosecution proceedings taken by her Office against a private investigator (PI), James Cowley, which concluded at Dublin Metropolitan District Court.
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07/06/2016 DPC welcomes prosecution of Cooper Marquees Limited
" The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner today welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at the Virginia District Court, Co. Cavan and which were taken by the Office against Coopers Marquees Limited.
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25/05/2016 Statement by this Office in respect of application for Declaratory Relief in the Irish High Court and Referral to the CJEU

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15/04/2016 Press Release - GPEN Sweep Internet of Things (IOT)
A Sweep of how Internet of Things (IoT) devices use personal data, and how users are kept informed, is being undertaken this week by 29 data protection authorities around the world.In Ireland, the review will involve an in-depth look at IoT devices available to users in this jurisdiction such as smart electricity meters, fitness trackers and telematics, and consider how well companies communicate privacy matters to their customers.
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04/04/2016 Press Release - Commissioner welcomes successful prosecution
Data Protection Commissioner Welcomes Successful Prosecution of Littlewoods Ireland and The Irish Times Limited
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03/02/2016 Art 29 Working Party Statement on the consequences of the Schrems Judgement
The WP29 welcomes the fact of the conclusion of the negotiations between the EU and the U.S. on the introduction of a "EU-U.S. Privacy Shield", which meets the deadline set by the WP29 in its statement of 16 October. It looks forward to receive the relevant documents in order to know precisely the content and the legal bindingness of the arrangement and to assess whether it can answer the wider concerns raised by Schrems judgment as regards international transfers of personal data
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01/02/2016 Press Release - Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, Issues Guidance on Canvassing, Data Protection and Electronic Marketing.
Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, is issuing guidance to candidates for election, and their representatives, on canvassing, data protection and electronic marketing.Speaking today, 1 February 2016, Commissioner Dixon said, “In any democracy, candidates must be empowered to engage with the voters whom they wish to represent."
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28/1/2016 Press Release Data Protection Day 2016
Speaking on the 10th Annual Data Protection Day Commissioner Helen Dixon set out her priorities for 2016:“A key priority is the continued expansion of resources at the Irish data protection authority including the further recruitment of legal and technical specialists, to add to our strong team.
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21/1/2016 - Press release on successful prosecution of Yourtel Ltd
The Data Protection Commissioner today welcomed the outcome of prosecution proceedings which concluded at the Dublin Metropolitan District Court and which were taken by her Office against Yourtel Limited, a telecommunications company.Yourtel Limited pleaded guilty to 2 charges of making unsolicited marketing telephone calls to individuals who had previously requested that the company not call them again.
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