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Fergal Crehan on “Ireland as a Digital Privacy Powerhouse” [Video]

On Friday, Twitter announced a change to their terms of service and privacy policy which puts Ireland at the centre of its international operations, citing the benefits of European data protection law as a rationale for the move. Just two days earlier, barrister Fergal Crehan spoke at the Blacknight-sponsored Digital Rights Europe Conference on the topic of Ireland as a […]

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New EU Standards Could Include Hefty Fines for Breaches of Data Protection Rules [Video]

Séamus Carroll is Head of the Data Protection Unit in the Department of Justice and Equality. He recently addressed a conference on cybersecurity organised by AON Insurance and held at the Convention Centre Dublin, on the subject of the new standards for data protection which are currently being discussed at EU level. Current legislation is in need […]

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You Have the Right to Be Forgotten: European Court Rules against Google

European citizens have the right to be forgotten, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union which ruled today that search engines must remove links relating to individuals, under certain circumstances, if requested to do so by the individuals themselves. The case centres on the definition of a search engine’s role under EU data privacy law.  Google had […]

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