Daragh

Daragh O Brien is a 30-something male living in the South-East of Ireland He is a leading practitioner in the area of Information/Data Quality Management, Information Governance, and Data Protection and previously sat on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Information & Data Quality(www.iaidq.org). He is also a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Daragh is the Managing Director of Castlebridge Associates, a specialist Information Quality Management training, mentoring and project management practice based in Wexford, Ireland. He is a FETAC qualified trainer and enjoys bringing his decade plus experience of Information Quality Management to bear on problems and challenges faced by businesses from SME to Large Corporate. Daragh also lectures part time in Dublin City University in the School of Computing on the European Masters in Business Informatics and in a guest lecturing capacity to undergraduates.

We might be in a bit of a #gemalto

Gemalto is a manufacturer of mobile phone SIM cards based in the Netherlands. If you have a mobile phone, there is a good chance you have a SIM card manufactured by Gemalto. They also manufacture smart cards and identity validation solutions for financial services and government. It has been revealed that Gemalto has been hacked by …

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Data Protection Rake: WHACK!!

So, the Minister for Education is fighting a rear-guard action to justify the method of execution of the Primary Online Database. Get ready for the rakes. Correctly, she is stressing the need for a means to track education outcomes as children move from primary to secondary education, where there is a drop-out rate which is …

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Irish Government projects and the Data Protection Rake

The more I see the mindset of the Irish Civil Service around data and its potential for use (and misuse and abuse), the harder I find it to get this video out of my mind. Over the past two years, literally at every turn, an initiative has been launched which has, within a short period …

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Irish Water, Data Protection, and the Cut and Paste Fairy

A few weeks ago I wrote a post here about Irish Water’s Data Protection Policy, which was very poorly written and had all the hallmarks of having been cut and paste from another document (for example references to numbered clauses that were not in the Data Protection Notice). Today they have advertised on RecruitIreland.com for …

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Irish Water Boarding

A few weeks ago I did a lot of research to find the specific section of legislation that authorised Irish Water to request PPSN details from people. It is Section 20 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014. So, a bit of a law was done to do a thing. But could that thing …

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Guest Post: An Overview of the International Data Quality Summit

When I was Director of Publicity for IAIDQ I introduced a policy of writing up the events of conferences the Association ran or was taking part in. This write up was usually published in the IAIDQ journal/Newsletter. Joy Medved has asked if I could let her do the same here so she can thank the …

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An Open Letter to my Information Quality Peers

The International Association for Information and Data Quality is dead. I just don’t think they have noticed. Perhaps they have been distracted by the critical success of their IDQS14 conference, an event that I was privileged to have been a sounding board about during planning and which my company provided “hands to the pump” for …

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