A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will be paid arrears of over €15,000. File photograph: Getty Images

A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will b(...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

Will a push be on to find ways for the net to route data anywhere but the UK, now Surveillance Central?

Ireland once bore the questionable distinction of having one of the most oppressive data surveillance regimes within Europe. Our data retention laws(...)

The DRI case will argue that the agreement neither adequately addresses the European Court of Justice’s specific objections to Safe Harbour, nor protects EU citizens’ rights. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, news broke that Irish privacy advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland will challenge the validity of the recently agreed EU-US digital data t(...)

Anthony Elonis repeatedly posted on Facebook about about killing his ex-wife and gunning down kindergarten children. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the (...)

Data victory for citizens
  • World
  • April 14, 2014, 01:00

In a far-reaching move, the European Court of Justice has struck down the European Data Retention Directive, a dramatic decision that is a vict(...)

 Edward Snowden revealed the Prism Programme, which allows the US National Security Agency access to the personal information of non-US persons from databases of tech companies such as Apple and Google

The round white tower in Capenhurst, Cheshire, looked mysterious. Few in the area ever knew what it was for, except that it appeared almost overnight (...)