Data Protection: What is the Minister for Justice and Equality Doing to Protect Personal Data?

Have you ever though about the protection of your personal data?   Did you know you have a right to ensure that your personal data including personal data on your smartphone is protected and secure?   There was an interesting debate about this in the Seanad this week and we are interested in talking to Data Commissioner Billy Hawkes about this with regards to teenagers.   Seanad Adjournment Debate Opening Remarks by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D, on behalf of Alan Shatter, T.D, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence 18 February, 2014 The need for the Minister for Justice

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The Importance of Privacy Settings

Social Media has given us the opportunity to connect and share with people across the globe. In fact this is the most basic premise of Social Networking channels. But with this comes responsibility .  Think about it, Would you open your door to any given stranger and let them into your life without knowing anything about them? Probably not. so why do we allow this to happen  online? You need to be careful with the information you share online and how you protect it. There are many combinations of privacy settings on social media platforms, you must read these individually

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What is a digital Footprint?

A Digital Footprint is a data trail left by interactions in a digital environment including the use of television, mobile phones, the world wide web, the internet and other connected devices and sensors. Digital footprint provides data on what has been preformed in the digital environment, and that data can be used in behavioral targeting & economics, personalisation, targeted marketing, digital reputation, social influence and social media or social graphing services. In Social Media a digital footprint can refer to the size of a persons “online presence” measured by the number of individuals by whom they interact. (Wikipedia) Whenever you click,

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What is Catfishing?

BLOG POST BY AISLING SWEENEY Digital Marketing Intern   Catfish is a new social media phenomenon. Have you heard of it. Have you been subject to ‘Catfishing?’ If you are a young teen or tween online, do your parents know the term? In this Blog Post Aisling Sweeney looks at the social media and personal dangers of it and offers some advice. ‘Catfishing’ is when someone pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. (Source: UrbanDictionary.com) While catfishing occurs regularly online, it’s only recently becoming a major

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