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Questions to data chief on INM ruled out

A row broke out at a meeting of the Oireachtas Communications Committee after Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley asked Helen Dixon whether stronger laws were needed to protect journalists' data

17th April, 2018
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Pic: RollingNews.ie

A row broke out at a meeting of the Oireachtas Communications Committee after the Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley, asked Helen Dixon whether stronger laws were needed to protect the data of journalists.

He said he did not wish her to comment on matters before the courts, but said the right of journalists to protect their sources plays “a fundamental role in democracy”.

He said for that reason, he wanted to...

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