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    When did you warn us?

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    If the reports on that breach are accurate, there may be some very serious ramifications beyond the details of affected customers.

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    This is the Data Protection Commissioner's statement on the event:
    "Data Breach at Loyaltybuild
    The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has received a preliminary report on the findings of its inspection team following an inspection today at Loyaltybuild, the company at the centre of the recent data breach. The inspection team confirmed the extent of the breach in which the full card details of over 376,000 customers were taken of which over 70,000 were Supervalu Getaway customers and over 8,000 were AXA Leisure Break customers. The details of an additional 150,000 clients were potentially compromised. The inspection team also confirmed that name, address, phone number and email address of 1.12m clients were also taken. The initial indications are that these breaches were an external criminal act."

    More on

    http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/12...build/1365.htm

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    Jaysis! Aren't we terrible fellows altogether? More useless churnalism but then it does distract from the real issue of the breach and the affected people. I wouldn't be surprised to see the useless churnalists in the Irish media recycling that report from a German blog as "news".

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    new dri website ahead of that court case

    http://www.digitalrights.ie/

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    mother of jesus

    http://boingboing.net/2014/03/03/ful...ords-uplo.html

    PA Consulting, a management consulting firm, obtained the entire English and Welsh hospital episode statistics database and uploaded it to Google's Bigquery service. The stats filled 27 DVDs and took "a couple of weeks" to transfer to Google's service, which is hosted in non-EU data centres. This is spectacularly illegal. The NHS dataset includes each patient's NHS number, post code, address, date of birth and gender, as well as all their inpatient, outpatient and emergency hospital records. Google's Bigquery service allows for full data-set sharing with one click.

    The news of the breach comes after the collapse of a scheme under which the NHS would sell patient records to pharma companies, insurers and others (there was no easy way to opt out of the scheme, until members of the public created the independent Fax Your GP service).

    According to researcher and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre, this story is just the beginning: there's an "infinitely worse" story that is coming shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Nice quote from Ireland’s data protection commissioner in the FT
    Mr Hawkes rejected the idea that Irish data protection law was weaker than in other EU states, suggesting this view reflected a different cultural approach to regulation rather than a difference in substance.
    Yes, in our culture regulation has no substance.

    “If you take the example of the police in Ireland and the UK, our police are not armed and there is a tradition of speaking to people and being very approachable but always backed up by strong laws where necessary.”
    Brilliant. Our police are nicer than Uk police.
    Obviously Mr Hawkes' keen wit and incisive perception will be a sterling asset in his role as Data commissioner for Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Good god. I'm surprised this is not headline news. Did someone mistake March 1 for April 1 ?

    Well, there will be no selling the records now, as my now they must be everywhere.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Good god. I'm surprised this is not headline news. Did someone mistake March 1 for April 1 ?

    Well, there will be no selling the records now, as my now they must be everywhere.
    They are. And because we are disparate and unaware they will continue to advance into our private lives co-opting our data as they creep. The alteration to society will be glacial in tempo, so slow it will be lost on this generation. But our scions will wonder at insurance companies declining to insure our health because they know more about our DNA than we do. They will rail against a system that we vouchsafed and hopefully these same ancestors will repurpose it to cater for the needs of the citizen rather than the corporation.

    My generation will not staunch the hemorrhage of individual rights that flows through our fingers. Best thing to do now is damage control, encrypt all comms, avoid digital ecosystems (Facebook, Twatter).

    I spend 50% less time on clearnet now, darknet is where it's at.
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    The Government has sought the support of the European Commission in a legal battle involving the US federal authorities and tech giant Microsoft.

    The case centres on a US criminal warrant demanding that Microsoft hand over emails and other data that are held in a data centre in Dublin.

    The case is seen as a major threat by hi-tech multinationals to their ambitions to offer services based on data storage outside the US.

    The request, made by a New York judge, is in connection with a narcotics investigation.

    It is seen as a key test of how data protection laws can be applied to multinational corporations which operate in different jurisdictions.

    The Government has this evening formally requested the European Commission to check if EU data protection laws would be breached if the US authorities were to seize data in Dublin on foot of a court order.

    Microsoft has so far refused to accede to the order and has chosen to be in contempt of court while it appeals the decision.

    The company disputes that the US has extra-territorial powers to seize data held outside the country, and claims that its entire cloud computing plans worldwide would be jeopardised if the US authorities could access such data because it would erode the trust of consumers.

    The Government has objected to the court order which would allow the US authorities to seize data held in Irish data centres.

    Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Daragh Murphy has already raised the issue with Ireland's data protection commissioner on the basis that allowing the US authorities access to data held in Ireland could be in breach of Irish privacy laws.

    Instead the Government wants to cooperate with the US using Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties which have existed between the US and EU member states and which have historically been used in data issues between the two blocs.

    In a letter to the European Commission the Government has requested that it take a legal position - known as an Amicus Brief - on whether or not European privacy laws have been breached.

    In a court filing Microsoft argued that crucial privacy and commercial issues hinged on the company's ability to resist US investigators seeking to grab data outside United States borders.

    As reported by Bloomberg, the filing read: "Over the course of the past year, Microsoft and other US technology companies have faced growing mistrust and concern about their ability to protect the privacy of personal information located outside the United States."

    Mr Murphy said the case has raised important issues between "the respective legal regimes in the European Union and the United States, particularly in relation to the protection of data."

    He said Ireland, the EU and the US have excellent relations with respect to cooperation on criminal matters, however "when it comes to the transfer of personal data, it is vital that we get the process right".
    http://m.rte.ie/news/2014/1118/66056...ta-commission/

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    Merkel continues to champion the little people

    http://boingboing.net/2014/12/05/ang...or-end-to.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Merkel continues to champion the little people

    http://boingboing.net/2014/12/05/ang...or-end-to.html
    Obama seems to be resisting pressure from the cable companies though. He was supporting net neutrality a couple of weeks back.

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    temporary I suspect

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