Data Protection and Privacy

January 28, 2015

Today is International Data Privacy Day

January 28th marks the annual Data Privacy Day, a day to highlight and educate people and organisations on how individual’s privacy should be protected. To mark […]
August 29, 2012

First Impressions

There is an old saying that goess “first impressions last”.  Which means that very often when we meet someone or visit somewhere for the first time […]
September 8, 2011

Security Breach at

Tonight I got an email from the online recruit arm of Bond Personnel,, to inform me they recently suffered a security breach and were sending […]
January 28, 2011

Today is Privacy and Data Protection Day

Today, the 28th of January 2011, marks the European Privacy and Data Protection Day.  In a time when our online privacy is being eroded by the […]
August 26, 2010

Speaking at the 5th Annual Privacy & Data Protection Conference

I will be speaking at the 5th Annual Privacy & Data Protection Conference this year on the 27th of October.  The theme for the event is […]
June 10, 2010

Proposed Data Security Breach Code of Practise

As someone who has been campaigning for mandatory data breach disclosure laws in Ireland for a number of years I am pleased to see the proposed […]
April 19, 2010

The Cost of Privacy

I got an email today pointing me to this story in Time magazine, Trying to Escape the Surveillance State, where a journalist tries to live for […]
April 9, 2010

Annual Report from Data Protection Commissioner Released

The 21st annual report from the Data Protection Commissioner’s office has been released.  As usual it makes for some very interesting reading.  The report notes that […]