News

  • Tips for Avoiding Data Breaches

    01st May 2020

    During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the DPC knows you might need to share or collect information quickly to adapt to the demanding circumstances we all face and to maintain normal functions as far as possible. One of the heightened risks at this time is that you might suffer a ‘data breach’, which leads to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data. ...
  • Data Protection Tips for Video-conferencing

    03rd April 2020

    In light of the recent increase in remote working, necessitated by COVID-19 mitigation measures, as well as the increased numbers keeping in touch online with friends and family, the number of people video-conferencing and video-calling has increased dramatically. This has also resulted in people using apps and services which they might not have used before, or are now using for different reasons – i.e. using an app they usually use for personal purposes now for work purposes or vice versa. ...
  • DPC Update: COVID-19

    02nd April 2020

    The DPC remains fully operational. However, our telephone helpdesk service will not be available during this time. The handling of queries on data protection which members of the public and personal data-processing entities wish to raise with the DPC will be via e-mail only to info@dataprotection.ie   Complaints relating to data protection matters may still be raised via our webform on the DPC website www.dataprotection.ie There may be some short delays in handling post. ...
  • Staying safe online during a pandemic

    26th March 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen support being offered from all parts of society, as well as innovative solutions and tools being developed and implemented. Nevertheless, in a rapidly changing environment, it’s important that we all take steps to ensure that we stay safe in our online interactions, particularly when there are so many COVID-19-related scams to trick people into sharing their personal data or to gain access to their devices. ...