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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# digital rights ireland

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Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.
# Bad Idea
'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card
A public meeting on the Public Services Card yesterday heard that the more data protection in Ireland changes, the more it stays the same.
# Big Brother
Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?
Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.
# privacy rights
State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime
Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.
Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection
It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.
# part 1
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# Europe vs Facebook
This man's privacy case against Facebook could be a 'near-disaster' for tech companies
It follows allegations about Facebook’s collaboration in US government spying.
# nice data we'll take it
Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister
# nosy
Only one country refused to allow Vodafone publish spying data...Ireland
Digital rights campaigners said that the Government is relying on ‘makey-uppy’ legal interpretations.
# Privacy
Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules
Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.
# Social Media
Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee
Representatives from Digital Rights Ireland and Google appeared before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.
# Surveillance
Plans for UK web monitoring could affect Irish users
It’s reported that the UK government is seeking the power to monitor calls, texts, emails and web visits under new legislation.
# Filesharing
ECJ says web hosts can't be forced to install anti-copyright filters
In another major piracy-related ruling, the ECJ says a web host can’t be ordered to scan all uploaded files for an infringement.
# Digital Rights
ECJ asked to rule on mandatory retention of phone and internet data
The High Court has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on how much communications data the State can retain.
Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA
Solicitor and chairman of Digital Rights Ireland TJ McIntyre explains exactly what we know about proposed legislation to block website accused of infringing copyright – and what we don’t know.