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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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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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Irish Scientist Wins Marie Curie Award for Communication of Science

Dr Shane Bergin, Investigator at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Physics and nanoscience institute, CRANN, has been awarded the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) achievement award. The award recognises Dr. Bergin’s contribution to communicating science in a fun and attractive way and mentoring the next generation in science. The European Commission presented the award […]

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New Post Code System Could be the Next Government IT Fiasco

The new postcode system is set to come in to effect next year, but Communications Minister Alex White is facing growing objections from business and industry interests, as well as concern from emergency services. In April, the then Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, announced that the new postcode system would be rolled out by next spring. The […]

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Broadband Measurement Company SamKnows Launches Irish Campaign

SamKnows, the global leader in broadband measurement, today announced the launch of its new campaign in Ireland. Consumers are invited to sign up for free to help improve Ireland’s, and the world’s, broadband performance. SamKnows is searching for members of the public that want to influence how their country’s broadband is delivered. By measuring their broadband […]

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EU Top Court Overturns Data Retention Directive

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) announced this morning its ruling with respect to the Data Retention Directive. And they’ve ruled – “The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive to be invalid” Here’s the release: The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive to be invalid So what does that mean? The […]

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