Tag: data protection

Public Service Card

You will no doubt have read about the controversary surrounding the Public Services Card (PSC) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).  This is an ongoing matter with no immediate resolution to hand and does beg the question as to the research and work carried out prior to the introduction of […]

Dash Cams and Drones

We have all become used to the camera phone however readers may be interested to note that more and more people are mounting dash board cameras on their private cars and commercial vehicles also the presence of drones taking images over public places is also becoming a common sight.

Smile…you’re on camera!

The use of CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) for surveillance and security purposes is now widespread.  What people may not realise is that the recording of a persons image is considered recording personal data.  Furthermore, the quality and sophistication of CCTV systems now mean that faces, images and recordings may be […]

Can you see my now? Privacy and Data Protection On Line

We live in a world where technology is literally at our fingertips and with access to internet via phones, computers and tablets.   In a matter of seconds we can access information on almost anything, whether it be searching for an item to buy such as clothes, equipment etc or perhaps […]

Data Protection and CCTV

As everybody knows the use of CCTV systems has expanded greatly.  In fact people can buy a CCTV system for their own house in the supermarket at a  greatly reduced rate.  Some of the systems in public premises can be quite sophisticated and have the capacity to recognise faces.  If […]

Data Protection—A Warning for Prospective Employers

Under the provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 an individual may access personal data held about him by An Garda Síochána, by a request in writing or by completing a Data Protection Access Request. The written request or completed form is sent to the Garda Vetting Unit […]

Privacy and Deleting the Dirt!

Up to about two or three years ago I always felt Data Protection Laws were a nuisance and bureaucracy when running a business.  My attitude has changed considerably and I now accept that there is a huge responsibility on all businesses to properly process data and information they have on […]

Is Big Brother Watching?

When do Data Protection laws apply and what are they? You have certain rights to data protection when personal information about you is held by a business on a computer, in manual form or on paper as part of a filing system, or is made up of photographs or video […]