“As the internet continues to evolve we must be careful not to allow hard-won consumer protections to be undermined through inaction”

The internet has transformed many aspects of our society. Often, regulation and the law in general do not keep up with these developments, an(...)

Victor Grifols at the official opening of the Grifols site at Grange Castle Business Park, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Attention to detail is critical in the world of pharmaceuticals. Little wonder then that Victor Grifols Roura makes a point of wearing a tie featur(...)

Smiling emoji: symbol used to herald mood-boosting food on offer at eight airport cafes

Call to regulate drones after near misses at airports The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling for urgent measures to regulate the us(...)

 Hacker attack: everything from your car to your home appliances are vulnerable. Illustration: Getty Images/iStockphoto

In 2013, former US vice president Dick Cheney’s doctors disabled his pacemaker’s wireless capabilities. This was to thwart any possible assassination (...)

Kenco’s current Coffee vs Gangs campaign: running on The Irish Times in Ireland and the Telegraph in the UK

This column has not been brought to you by anybody except the Business Editor, who was looking for someone media savvy to fill in for the week. But wh(...)

Sysco, parent of Ireland Pallas Foods, said higher prices of meat, dairy and poultry products, expenses related to the proposed US Foods acquisition and higher payroll costs drove up its expenses in the third quarter. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Top US food distributor Sysco reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins o(...)

Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)

Data privacy: many of the technology tools we use today are showing themselves to be insufficient for protecting our information

Debates about privacy frequently are debates about the role of technology in our lives, according to Trevor Hughes, the president and chief executive (...)

The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)

FitBit activity trackers

Consumers looking to use their mobile devices to improve their health – or at least maintain their well-being – have tens of thousands of options. Bu(...)