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What does this legislation say about passwords? Under proposals contained in the new Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill, gardaí will be able to compel susp(...)

Concerns have been raised by privacy advocates over the ‘broad’ nature of the Bill. Photograph: iStock

Proposed legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords during investigations will give them access to people’s “entire digital life”, even when dealing(...)

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(...)

Some 1.5 million Irish people are among those whose personal data – including names, Facebook IDs, and phone numbers – were compromised. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty

Facebook users whose personal data was compromised in a recent leak have been urged to join a legal case against the tech giant that will be the large(...)

State faces European court setback over use of mobile phone records in Graham Dwyer case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apparently, the Government has suddenly grown concerned that it will lose a case which the Supreme Court referred to the European Court of Justice (EC(...)

The Health Service Executive has published the Data Protection Impact Assessment and has also published the source code. Illustration: Getty

The Health Service Executive has published key design and data privacy documents ahead of the launch of its Covid-19 tracker app. It is anticipated t(...)

A Swiss app developed for proximity tracing: In Ireland a contract-tracing app will reportedly gather the phone number, age, gender and symptoms of people who believe they have the virus, and some location data. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Concerns are mounting that a lack of transparency over the State’s proposed contact tracing app will “damage the uptake of the app and undermine its e(...)

Graham Dwyer murdered   social care worker Elaine O’Hara in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Upwards of 2,000 investigations into online child abuse could be delayed as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to refer the Graham Dwyer data re(...)

ONLINE CULTURE HAS RESHAPED THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE: QUIZZES, MEMES AND SOCIAL INFLUENCERS ALL PLAYED ROLES IN THE OUTCOME OF LAST WEEKEND'S ELECTI(...)

The Supreme Court is due to hear a State appeal of the High Court’s ruling in the Graham Dwyer case next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Garda Síochána has confirmed its ability to investigate online child exploitation is being hampered by a ruling in the successful appeal brought by(...)

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