The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner wishes to confirm that it has completed its investigation of the data security breach involving Bord Gáis Éireann that took place in June of this year. The Commissioner welcomes the decision of Bord Gáis Éireann to publish the report in full on its website, see link below:
Data Protection Review Group Consultation Paper PublishedSee link below to Consultation document in relation the Data Protection Review Group.
Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes today issued interim guidance on how organisations should deal with a loss of personal data. A In the public sector, recent Commenting on the Guidelines, the Commissioner said: “we have seen a welcome trend towards organisations seeking our advice when they suffer a data breach. Our main focus is on preventing such loss of personal data and the distress it can cause to
05/02/2009 Submission of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to the proposed Health Information Bill
05/02/2009 Submission from Deputy Commissioner, Gary Davis on behalf of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner regarding the proposed Health Information BillDear David,I refer to the latest version of the discussion paper on the proposed Health Information Bill. Once again, the Commissioner welcomes being consulted about these important proposals.As you know, the approach of this Office in this area is to seek to ensure an acceptable balance between the legitimate requirements of health care