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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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Irish Government Publishes Ambitious Innovation Strategy for 2020

The Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills Damien English TD, together with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, today published Innovation 2020, Ireland’s 5-year strategy for research and development, science and technology. They’ve described it as a key element of the Government’s overall jobs strategy, aimed at building a new economy based on exports and enterprise, and delivering full […]

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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 Harbour Ruling Strengthens Europe’s Hand – An Interview with Simon McGarr [Audio]

Simon McGarr is our guest on today’s podcast. He’s the solicitor representing Digital Rights Ireland, who were granted amicus curiae status in the case regarding the EU-US ‘Safe Harbour Agreement’, which the EU Court of Justice ruled invalid this week. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 21:34; 12MB; MP3. […]

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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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EU Web Awards Nominations Close Tuesday

  Got a .eu domain name and a developed website? If so you might be interested in entering the 2015 EU Web Awards. Conn spoke to Leonora from EURid a while back (listen here) Short version: awards are open for nominations now and entry is free. Full details here. Here’s the “after” video for last […]

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Ireland Achieves €127 Million in EU Research Funding

The Minister for Skills Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, today has congratulated Ireland’s researchers and companies on their success in the first year of Horizon 2020, the current EU programme funding research and innovation. Irish projects won €127m in funding, exceeding the Action Plan for Jobs national target for 2014 by 27%. The minister was speaking at a Horizon […]

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Graphene-Enhanced BioSensor Speeds Diagnosis

A team led by Professor Georg Duesberg, Investigator at AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with the group of Dr. Andreas Holzinger at Université Grenoble Alpes and Professor Maryam Tabrizian from Montreal McGill University, Montreal, have produced a new graphene biosensor. This new biosensor has demonstrated […]

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Outbox Incubator for Startups Led by Girls – An Interview with Anne-Marie Imafidon [Audio]

Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 17:49; 10MB; MP3. A ground-breaking approach for young women who want to create Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based companies launched in London on Tuesday. Run by the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes, the ‘Outbox Incubator’ program will give teenage girls the […]

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