Dr Johnny Ryan says the lawsuit is necessary because  regulators have failed to act on formal complaints the organisation has submitted over the past three years.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in a German court against the world’s online advertising industry. The not-(...)

The report questioned whether restrictions on movement were always proportionate. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Emergency legislation brought in due to the Covid-19 crisis must have a set end date and be reviewed to end extended police powers and protect human r(...)

ICCL executive director Liam Herrick: State will put itself in “very difficult position” with Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill as it stands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill contains a “troubling vagueness” on the definition of harmful online content as well as other “poorly defi(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said  gardaí ‘might have to distinguish between different protesting groups, which is not very desirable’. File photograph: Reuters

There should be a rights-impact assessment to determine what coronavirus restrictions were and were not necessary,the Irish Council for Civil Libertie(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin at EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

The scrambling of a Belarusian Mig-29 fighter jet to escort a Ryanair aircraft to Minsk put the regime of “Europe’s last dictator”, Alexander Lukashen(...)

A garda walks past a new mural at Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by the artist CHELS. Photoraph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Garda makes “no apologies” for the allegedly “aggressive” Covid-19 policing of social gatherings of students in recent months, Garda Commissioner (...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems appearing before the Oireachtas Committe on Tuesday

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has rejected claims it is deliberately refusing to regulate big tech companies, or that it is incapable of doing (...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice to discuss his ongoing complaint against Facebook’s user data policies

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has failed to resolve 98 per cent of cases important enough to be of concern across the EU and needs to be urgent(...)

An example of a body camera used by police in the UK. Photograph: iStock

Garda body cameras will not record all the time and will instead only be activated by gardaí in certain situations, under a new system being considere(...)

Greek beach: The fears about civil liberties are perfectly valid, but as we inch towards the end of the longest and most dispiriting lockdown anywhere, they feel decidedly academic.

Is a vaccine passport a fast-track to freedom or a step towards an unequal two-tier Ireland? Do you hear the words and think “at last, a ticket off th(...)

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