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Aer Lingus and Alitalia Exchange Virtual Blows During Soccer Match

Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the last 24 hours you’ll know that last night Ireland beat Italy 1-0. During the match there was, as usual, a lot of activity on social media. One of the more amusing Twitter exchanges was between Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Italy’s Alitalia. https://twitter.com/Alitalia/status/745635810200948736 .@Alitalia Bring it on. […]

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DRI to Challenge Independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

  Today is International Data Protection Day, and Digital Rights Ireland is marking it with the announcement that it has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law. In a statement, DRI says that […]

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Facebook Building Green Data Centre In Ireland

Facebook has announced that they have started building a data centre in Ireland. The new data centre will be their second one in Europe and sixth overall, following on from Luleå in Sweden. The location they’ve chosen is Clonee, County Meath. The artist’s impression of the facility gives a good impression of size. It’s pretty big! […]

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Give Snowden Asylum in Europe, Say MEPs

The European Parliament has voted to call on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender”. The decision is part of a resolution passed today on the follow-up to […]

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Safe Harbor Is Officially Dead

Data protection, privacy and retention have been hot topics for a long time, but the latest decision from the ECJ has effectively killed off “Safe Harbor” Here’s the decision (apparently a “media version” pending the release of the official one) schrems-judgment More over on Politico.eu UPDATE: Here’s the full decision: 283806411-CJEU-Judgment-Schrems-Case-on-Safe-Harbour  

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Pilot Comreg Survey Finds that Fast Broadband Makes Satisfied Customers

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published the results of a survey on broadband speeds. Unsurprisingly, they report that customer satisfaction is correlated with the transfer speed experienced by users (and that rural users are especially challenged). Speeds enjoyed clearly impact on satisfaction levels. For example, those fixed urban panellists who said they were […]

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Drone Possibilities are Endless – Joseph Dalby of Flightpath [Video]

Joseph Dalby of Flightpath Consultants spoke at the Digital Rights Europe Conference in Dublin earlier this year. They offer advice and expertise about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly known as drones, with extensive legal expertise and intrinsic knowledge of the unmanned systems industry. The range of opportunities provided by this emerging technology is highly diverse, as he explains in […]

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Nominations Open for .EU Web Awards [Audio]

Leonora Staines from EURid, the .EU domain registry is our guest on today’s podcast. Nominations have opened for the second annual .EU Web Awards. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 7:42; 4MB; MP3. Nominations are open until September 1, and it’s free to enter. There are five categories: The […]

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