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Saving lives and data privacy in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 health crisis has created a situation where there is a need to access select personal data in order to help understand the spread of the virus and potentially to save lives too. GDPR contains provisions for the collection of such helpful data in the public interest – for this public health crisis. The regulations also provide structure for public organisations to understand their ...

  Monday, March 30th


ICS Professional Development and Training Update

Behind the scenes at ICS we’re working hard to ensure your professional development needs can continue to be met.Businesses across the country are dealing with new requirements and changing circumstances. Indeed, staff may need training in new methods of working or new tasks as you come to terms with the effects of this pandemic.We understand that your training requirements may have ...

   Wednesday, March 25th


ICS CEO thanks the IT community for their tireless work keeping Ireland connected

ICS CEO Jim Friars today urges the Irish public to think about the dedication of IT workers across the country who are keeping us all connected.Mr Friars began, “The world is coming to terms with a new reality, as country borders are closed and unprecedented peace-time measures are enacted by governments across the globe during this Covid-19 pandemic.“Healthcare and other frontline workers ...

   Monday, March 23rd


Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

The Data Protection Commission has compiled advice on working from home. Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 will involve more people working remotely than usual. Below are some tips to keep personal data safe when working away from the office. For more information you can consult the guidance on data security.DevicesTake extra care that devices, such as USBs, phones, laptops, ...

   Monday, March 23rd


Member information on Covid-19

The safety of our members is of the highest importance so we wanted to let you know that we have put a few measures in place during the Covid-19 outbreak.All member events will now take place as webinars, so you will still be able to attend. They will take place on the same dates as before. You can book your place on the ...

   Friday, March 13th


Internet of Things: your input is needed

The European Commission is committed to the development of the Internet of Things for the advancement of the economy and society of Europe. However, there is a clear lack of awareness of the possible impact of IoT on peoples lives and broad economic sectors. Research needs to be done on the what aspects of IoT need to be explained and elaborated for individuals, workers ...

   Friday, March 13th


Data Protection and COVID-19

The Data Protection Commission has released the latest guidance on data protection and privacy concerns relating to the Coronavirus outbreak.Governments, as well as public, private, and voluntary organisations are taking necessary steps to contain the spread and mitigate the effects of COVID-19, widely referred to as the ‘coronavirus’. Many of these steps will involve the processing of personal data (such as name, address, ...

  Wednesday, March 11th


Data Protection Commission publishes 2019 Annual Report

Commissioner for Data Protection, Helen Dixon, today launched the Irish Data Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2019, detailing the work of the DPC for the first full calendar year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Highlights of the 2019 Annual Report include: 7,215 complaints were received in 2019 representing a 75% increase on the total number of complaints (4,113) received in 2018. 5,496 complaints in total were ...

  Thursday, February 20th


Saving lives and data privacy in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 health crisis has created a situation where there is a need to access select personal data in order to help understand the spread of the virus and potentially to save lives too. GDPR contains provisions for the collection of such helpful data in the public interest – for this public health crisis. The regulations also provide structure for public organisations to understand their ...

  Monday, March 30th


T-Pro eases the burden on acute hospitals with free Telehealth solution

Irish healthcare technology and service group, T-Pro, is rolling out a free Telehealth solution for acute hospitals.  The solution will help healthcare organisations under the most pressure deal with the fall-out related to the spread of COVID-19.With T-Pro eClinic Manager (eCM), hospitals can put on virtual clinics that will allow doctors to see patients online through their smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.  As ...

  Thursday, March 26th


ICS Professional Development and Training Update

Behind the scenes at ICS we’re working hard to ensure your professional development needs can continue to be met.Businesses across the country are dealing with new requirements and changing circumstances. Indeed, staff may need training in new methods of working or new tasks as you come to terms with the effects of this pandemic.We understand that your training requirements may have ...

   Wednesday, March 25th


ICS CEO thanks the IT community for their tireless work keeping Ireland connected

ICS CEO Jim Friars today urges the Irish public to think about the dedication of IT workers across the country who are keeping us all connected.Mr Friars began, “The world is coming to terms with a new reality, as country borders are closed and unprecedented peace-time measures are enacted by governments across the globe during this Covid-19 pandemic.“Healthcare and other frontline workers ...

   Monday, March 23rd


Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

The Data Protection Commission has compiled advice on working from home. Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 will involve more people working remotely than usual. Below are some tips to keep personal data safe when working away from the office. For more information you can consult the guidance on data security.DevicesTake extra care that devices, such as USBs, phones, laptops, ...

   Monday, March 23rd


Irish Tech Tackles Coronavirus

ICS Fellow Martin Curley, Digital Lead at the HSE says the HSE is delivering '3 years worth of development in 3 weeks' including a state-of-the art remote monitoring service for COVID19, speaking on RTE1 radio.Martin is joined by technology experts across Ireland who are working together to tackle the spread of coronavirus including; Conor McGinn of Akara, Sonia Neary, CEO of Wellola; and Eamonn ...

  Monday, March 23rd


Leading education and youth work experts test Women4IT tools for innovative digital skills training

Leading education and youth work experts test Women4IT tools for innovative digital skills training The Women4IT project funded by the Youth Employment Programme of the EEA and Norway Grants, (2018-2021) aims to increase the employability of young women (15 -29 years) in digital technologies and boost the opportunities female talent brings to economic growth. The project will assess the digital skills of 1000 women ...

  Wednesday, March 18th


Member information on Covid-19

The safety of our members is of the highest importance so we wanted to let you know that we have put a few measures in place during the Covid-19 outbreak.All member events will now take place as webinars, so you will still be able to attend. They will take place on the same dates as before. You can book your place on the ...

   Friday, March 13th