27 November 2020 As the mother of Dara Quigley, who died tragically two days after she realised that images of her naked recorded in a public place were shared widely on Facebook and other social media, I want to extend my sympathy and support to all people who have ever been affected by the sharing […]
19 November 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is deeply troubled by news that tens of thousands of personally explicit images and videos were shared online this week without consent. The creation and/or distribution of private sexual images without consent is not revenge porn, it’s image-based sexual abuse. Our laws need to be […]
The Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD-GBA) has found serious GDPR infringements in the system Google and others use to legitimise online tracking. The system behind nearly all of the consent messages that pop up on screens in Europe has been found to infringe the GDPR. The APD-GBA is the lead enforcer on this issue for the EU.
This note summarizes findings of an investigation by the GDPR supervisory authority with responsibility for the IAB in Europe. The Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD-GBA) has conducted an investigation of the IAB and its Transparency and Consent Framework in response to our our complaints (there are now 22 complainants). It has found serious GDPR infringements. This has big implications. […]
This morning’s letter alerts the European Commission that frictionless UK-EU data transfer is impossible because of ICO problems. This morning I alerted the European Commission its of its legal obligation to limit EU data transfers to the UK after Brexit, because of problems at the UK’s privacy watchdog failure to protect data rights. Under the terms of […]
12 October 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has written to the European Commission alerting its of its legal obligation to limit EU data transfers to the UK after Brexit, because of problems at the UK’s privacy watchdog failure to protect data rights. Adding to the tension in the Brexit negotiations, £85 bn […]
21 September 2020 A new ICCL report reveals that failure by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) to stop a massive data breach at the heart of the online advertising industry is allowing illicit profiling of Irish people by data broker companies. Irish people’s health conditions, political views, and whereabouts are analysed and sold in […]
Irish Data Protection Commission inaction on the RTB privacy crisis means Irish people with AIDS were profiled, Polish elections were influenced, and the biggest data breach in history continues.
Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 — Simultaneous complaints have been filed with European data protection authorities against Google and other ad tech firms. The complainants are being made by Dr Johnny Ryan of Brave, the private web browser, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, and Michael Veale […]
Selected evidence submitted to data protection authorities to demonstrate RTB’s GDPR problems. In September 2018, Dr Johnny Ryan (formerly of Brave) initiated a campaign of formal GDPR complaints against Google and the IAB’s “real-time bidding system” (RTB), which leaks the personal data of Internet users hundreds of billions of times a day. This is a […]