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#Privacy

# privacy - Sunday 23 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?

It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.

# privacy - Friday 21 August, 2015

Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved?

The company apologised for the changes, but is it as bad as people are making it out to be?

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database Hacked

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

# privacy - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Imagine a world where dogs control access to ATM cash by smelling people’s crotches Privacy

Imagine a world where dogs control access to ATM cash by smelling people’s crotches

You’d never have to worry about forgetting your pin again.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie London police tweeted – then deleted – this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter Privacy

London police tweeted – then deleted – this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# privacy - Friday 3 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Most people are aware of privacy settings on social media sites but is it something you worry about?

# privacy - Saturday 27 June, 2015

What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity?

The search engine that focuses on privacy has slowly built up a reputation by word of mouth.

# privacy - Friday 19 June, 2015

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# privacy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix

If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy

The simplified controls will make it easier for users to decide what data Google’s services has access to.

# privacy - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The United States won’t be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight Privacy

The United States won’t be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight

The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.

# privacy - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

# privacy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

One year later, how has the ‘Right to be forgotten’ panned out for Europe?

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

# privacy - Saturday 2 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents Identity

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# privacy - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘If I had done this in Ireland it would’ve taken 25 years’ – Facebook Privacy Campaigner Madness

‘If I had done this in Ireland it would’ve taken 25 years’ – Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Don’t want sites tracking your activity? Here’s how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

# privacy - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble Opinion

Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble

Everything you do on your office PC or laptop during work time is not only accessible to IT, but indeed technically on work time.

# privacy - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# privacy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who owns our digital fingerprints? Opinion

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# privacy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# privacy - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Keeping data on students until they’re 30 is ‘reasonable’ Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they’re 30 is ‘reasonable’

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# privacy - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It’s official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family Status Update

# privacy - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

# privacy - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed… Embarrassing Pictures

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed…

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# privacy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# privacy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘The UK respects Ireland’s privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance’ Cables

‘The UK respects Ireland’s privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance’

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# privacy - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases Privacy

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water using ‘protocol’ to destroy your PPS numbers Data Protection

Irish Water using ‘protocol’ to destroy your PPS numbers

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# privacy - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with

The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.

# privacy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Privacy shouldn’t be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ghoulish and distasteful’: Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes Crossing The Line

‘Ghoulish and distasteful’: Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# privacy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Again? Irish Water sends customer’s private details to the wrong person Drip Drip Drip

Again? Irish Water sends customer’s private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# privacy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new ‘suicide prevention app’ Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new ‘suicide prevention app’

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook

The growth in requests is more than double the global average.

# privacy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Revenge porn’ soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit? Breach Of Trust

‘Revenge porn’ soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?

The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.

# privacy - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues Best In Class

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now Data

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

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