Beware of gullible politicos tinkering with data privacy – Karlin Lillington the in Irish Times

Today is international data privacy day, and It’s a shame we do so little to mark the event

WITH THE Seanad passing the data retention – oops, communications – Bill without amendment last week, and Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes warning political parties on Monday that they are not to illegally use (again, for some) unsolicited text messages, calls or emails in the looming election, how ironically appropriate that today is International Data Privacy and Data Protection Day.