Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner report 2012

Thanks to Robert Streeter ( for sharing this. It gives some interesting reading on the number of DPA breaches and their nature, also some case studies. If you skip over the first couple of sections, the interesting stuff starts at the ‘Complaints and Investigations’ section on Page 7 😉

Privacy commissioners vs. Google

Oh dear, Google is in trouble…. they have been -surprise, surprise- criticized by privacy commissioners around the world on their privacy, or lack of privacy practices 😉

Read more at The New York Times. btw. I need to thank Jack for his tweet on this 🙂

Ireland gets tough with spammers

Tough new Irish laws will see businesses face fines of up to €250,000 if they are found guilty of sending unsolicited email. Under the new regulations, unsolicited mail for direct marketing purposes will be an indictable offence. The new regulations are known as ‘European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy)(Amendment) Regulations’. Read more…