Tuesday 25 June 2019

The Big Tech Show: Is Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon doing a good job?

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photo: Frank McGrath
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photo: Frank McGrath
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

This week, Adrian is joined by data privacy expert Daragh O’Brien and child protection campaigner Alex Cooney of CyberSafeIreland.

The three discuss the reappointment of Helen Dixon as Ireland’s data protection commissioner to a second five-year term.

They also look at why, a year after the digital age of consent was raised from 13 to 16, it is no harder for children to access social media services and whether the UK’s upcoming age-verified online pornography system can teach us any lessons here.

Finally, the three touch on the issue of e-voting and whether it may be time for Ireland to think again about what was a disastrous introduction of the technology here 15 years ago.

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