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Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
  • Aug 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 19

    Rooney on Hassan v UK: ‘symbiotic approaches’, ‘subsequent practices’ and amicus curiae

    Rooney on Hassan v UK: ‘symbiotic approaches’, ‘subsequent practices’ and amicus curiae
    We are very pleased to publish this guest post from Jane Rooney, a PhD candidate at Durham Law School, on the recent decision in Hassan v UK from the European Court of Human Rights. On 16th September 2014 the Grand Chamber found no violations…
  • Sep 18

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    On 17 September 2014, the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, announced that Ireland would sign and ratify the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This will allow…
  • Sep 18

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court
    The Law Society’s Human Rights Committee and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association invite tenders for a report on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in the…
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Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Aug 28

    Events in September 2014 and after

    Events in September 2014 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of Irish Law events at www.irishlaw.org/events/Here's the current listing of events:Part 1 - EVENTS Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City UniversityDetails at…
  • Aug 14

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry
    I have contributed the Irish entry to the new World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS).The WILMap educates the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of…
  • Aug 4

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law
    Muhammad Younis.  Picture by RTE.  In 2012, I blogged about the important decision of Hussein v The Labour Court [2012] IEHC 364.  There have been developments recently which have led me to update this post as follows.…
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IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Sep 16

    United States v. Microsoft (and Ireland)

    United States v. Microsoft (and Ireland)
    I have a short piece in today's Irish Independent on the remarkable legal battle between Microsoft and US prosecutors over access to data on non-US users which is stored outside the US, which has now resulted in a finding that Microsoft is in…
  • Aug 29

    "State must be more mindful of your private data"

    "State must be more mindful of your private data"
    I've waited a while to quote Fr. Dougal McGuire in the national press, but finally got my chance in the Independent:Last week the Irish Independent revealed further abuses of private files in the Department of Social Protection. The abuses…
  • Jul 20

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security
    You might think that the Department of Justice and Equality - which is responsible for data protection law in Ireland - would have adequate security in place for its own systems. Apparently not. Here's an excerpt from briefing materials for…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Lyon Declaration

    Lyon Declaration
    Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development. The "Lyon Declaration" is calling on members of  the United Nations to "... ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information…
  • Sep 4

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie
    AUTHOR BIO:Juliet Martin is a freelance writer from Aquarius Trust Groupa collective of inter-related companies which together, offer a full range of company management and trust services.Although it would seem as though conflict and disputes…
  • Sep 1

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now
    The Biall Conference Committee have today launched the Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference.Deadline for submissions: Friday 3rd October 2014.Event details: Hilton Metropole, Brighton Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th June, 2015. …
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