DPC fines UCD €70,000 for GDPR breach

Posted in Legal issues on February 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a €70,000 fine on University College Dublin (UCD) for failure to implement appropriate security measures; storing data longer than necessary, and delaying in notifying the DPC of a data breach. This is the sixth GDPR fine imposed by the DPC …” (more)

[Davinia Brennan, Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog, 10 February]

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UCD fined €70k by data watchdog after email accounts’ log-in details posted online

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“One of the country’s leading universities has been fined €70,000 by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) after log-in details for some of its email accounts were posted online. University College Dublin has been officially reprimanded and ordered to bring its processes up to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard, together with the fine, for seven separate personal data breaches dating between August 2018 and January 2019 …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, Irish Examiner, 8 February]

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Investigation: UCD Management Ignored Pleas For Prompt GDPR Reforms

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) experienced significant delays in acting on ‘far reaching’ data management recommendations from the Data Protection Commission (DPC). Following a data breach in November 2019, uncovered by The College Tribune, the university was instructed to review its physical storage practices and data retention periods which led to the promise of mandatory data protection training for all staff …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 5 October]

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College party clampdown ramps up

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students in UCC who engage in antisocial behaviour could have their landlord contacted by the college, according to radical new plans being explored. The plans, which were revealed at a community forum this week, are part of new attempts to clamp down on late-night partying by college students living in neighbouring areas …” (more)

[Ryan O’Neill, Cork Independent, 12 June]

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HEA Faces ‘Risks’ Under New Data Protection Rules

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 20th, 2018 by steve

“Concerns have been raised by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) about the risks it faces under tighter EU data protection regulations. At a meeting held in March, Chief Executive Graham Love noted that the HEA’s ability to collect data from higher education institutions, and to subsequently share this data with other agencies, was a ‘key risk’ ahead of incoming data protection guidelines …” (more)

[Ciannait Khan, University Times, 20 May]

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