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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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Texas Teen Arrested for Making a Clock says He’ll Transfer to “Any Other School”

Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who built a digital clock to impress his teacher and got arrested because police and school authorities thought it was a hoax bomb, has revealed that he is still suspended by the school. Neither has he received an apology from the school but it doesn’t matter, he told a press conference, because he is […]

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“Little Bits of Automated Magic” – Podcast with Connor Keppel of Phorest [Audio]

Connor Keppel is head of marketing at Phorest, and our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 26:25; 15MB; MP3. Phorest makes CRM software for hair salons, scheduling appointments and providing “little bits of automated magic”, like mailing customers afterwards inviting them to rate the […]

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Facebook To Build Data Centre In Ireland

According to news reports this morning Facebook is planning on building a data centre in Ireland. The new facility will be located near Clonee in Meath. According to reports the project will have a budget of  around €200 million and will boost Facebook’s Irish staff numbers to over 1000. The company already employs over 900 […]

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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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