‘Our data, which is grabbed in these obscured ways, traded for “free” services we get as hooked on as nicotine, has given companies such as Facebook and Google their vast valuations and extraordinary power.’

In the week since the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down its far-reaching decision in the Schrems 2 case, many – especially in t(...)

 Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee  in Washington.  Twitter is to stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter’s recent announcement that it will ban election ads for candidates and issues has been opposed by some who argue that a better option would be(...)

 Spotify will announce its results on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Alphabet, McDonald’s, Spotify. Indicators: Irish retail sales (March); euro zone loan growth and money supply (Ma(...)

Private DNA research, especially on national populations, remains highly controversial

The private Irish genome research company GMI, which has ambitious (and alarming) plans to gather DNA from 400,000 Irish people, is back in the news. (...)

New EU rules on data protection impose mandatory data breach reporting unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to those whose data is being processed.

Dire warnings about huge fines for businesses have been the up-in-lights feature of reporting about the European Union General Data Protection Regulat(...)

Dermot Desmond’s firm Daon has  provided services to the Irish Government for the public services card and passports.

Two tech firms – one owned by businessman Dermot Desmond – involved in the creation of a controversial biometric database in India, are providing serv(...)