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

  Thursday, April 16th

What happens to your Facebook page after you die?

The worlds largest social network has added a new feature that lets a dedicated 'Legacy Contact' edit your page after you die. The nominated contact won't have access to everything, but can change the profile and cover photos and write a 'final status', this move follows hundreds of thousands of requests from users for such a feature on the site. Facebook said that the feature will work in the same way as a real-life executor of a will, only for your online profile. The Legacy Contact will be able to close down your profile, keep it frozen as a memorial or leave it as it is.


  Wednesday, April 15th

Target to reach $20m settlement with Mastercard over data breach

US retail giant Target is close to reaching a settlement with MasterCard Inc. to reimburse financial institutions roughly $20 million for costs they incurred from the retailer’s massive data breach in 201


  Monday, April 13th

11 Signs you have been hacked

In today's threatscape, antivirus software provides little peace of mind. In fact, anti-malware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognised malware program becomes unrecognisabl


  Thursday, April 9th

IT Professionals Day, 27th April 2015

It’s time to say “Thank You” to your Tech Hero!!! On the 27th of April, The Irish Computer Society is encouraging Companies, Professionals and the General Public to take part in the first IT Professionals Day as part of Teck Week. This dedicated day will celebrate the role and contribution that IT Professionals play in helping business and society.