The Association of Data Protection Officers – a professional body supported by the Irish Computer Society

  Friday, May 29th

Mick Wallace TD to Sue Alan Shatter and the State over Data Breach

Independent TD Mick Wallace has launched a civil action against former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter for disclosing private information about him on RTE’s Prime Time programme. Mr Wallace intends to sue Mr Shatter and the State for damages for revealing that he was stopped by gardaí and was cautioned for use of a mobile phone while driving, during a televised debate on the penalty points issues in May 2013, which Mr Shatter, then Minister for Justice and Equality, used for political gain. 

  Thursday, May 28th

U.S. Internal Revenue Service hit by Hackers

The personal data of about 104,000 U.S. taxpayers is now believed to be in the hands of criminals, following the hacking of U.S. Internal Revenue Service data between February and mid-Ma

  Thursday, May 28th

ODPC puts Communications and Media Account out to Tender

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has put the management of its communications and social media accounts out to tender. According to the Dept. of Justice, they are seeking to appoint a “specialist communications firm” that will “assist in managing the busy communications and media functions” of the office, which is headed by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

  Monday, May 18th

CEN Workshop on ICT Skills - Contribute Your Views

The Irish Computer Society / ICS Skills invests time and focus on professional competence development and ICT standards, and would like to invite you to contribute your views and expertise to this activity. The CEN Workshop on ICT Skills ( created a framework of competences for ICT Professionals and version 3 of the e-CF (e-Competence Framework) was launched in 2013. Dudley Dolan, a Fellow of the ICS, has been Chairman of this CEN Workshop since 2003, and the ICS has promoted the use of the e-CF for several years.