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Irish Woman Honoured by EU Innovator Prize

Dr Sarah Bourke, co-founder of Dublin based space technology company Skytek Limited was announced as one of the winners of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators at a ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening. The EU Prize for Women Innovators is the largest prize of its kind worldwide, and aims to raise public awareness of […]

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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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European Cars will Automatically Phone for Help

The EU Parliament has voted to make the eCall system mandatory in new cars and light vans from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – and opens a voice channel. It also transmits automatically a minimal amount of information required to assist the emergency […]

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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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Technology Drives Efficiency in Dairy Expansion – An Interview with Dr Edmond Harty [Audio]

On April 1, the EU lifted the quota system for dairy production which had been in place for over 30 years. Now European dairy farmers are permitted to produce as much milk as they can sell. Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney called it “the biggest policy change for rural Ireland that we’ve seen in a lifetime“. So what […]

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You Can Forget Uber – but How Do You Make Sure They Forget You?

Lawyer Simon McGarr blogs at Tuppenceworth.ie, mostly about current affairs in general, and digital rights in particular. In the light of recent controversy about Uber, some people have chosen to boycott the service, and delete the app from their phones. But as Simon points out, while you may choose to forget Uber, they may not necessarily forget about you, unless […]

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Exception to Copyright Law Allows Cultural Institutions to Digitise ‘Orphan Works’

The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD has welcomed the introduction of an exception to copyright law that will allow cultural institutions in the State to digitise certain works in their collections where the identity of the owner or owners is unknown and which are therefore referred to as “orphan” works. Up until […]

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#Budget15: Goodbye Double Irish – Hello Knowledge Box

#457199556 / gettyimages.com The controversial ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole was abolished in yesterday’s budget speech by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The move had been widely expected following increasing international pressure, and the announcement by the EU that it was to investigate Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland on the grounds that it could be viewed as ‘state […]

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Concern over Proposals to Fine 2% of Global Turnover for Data Protection Breaches [Video]

Last week, we brought you an interview with the Head of the Department of Justice’s Data Protection Unit, Séamus Carroll, who explained the negotiations currently under way among EU states to draft a new set of data protection standards, to replace the 1995 directive on which EU law is currently based. Mr Carroll explained that one of […]

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