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Graham Dwyer’s legal team argued, and the High Court agreed, that the law providing for the retention of his phone data was  in breach of his rights.

Graham Dwyer received “limited” relief from the High Court on Thursday in his fight to overturn his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. That (...)

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records,(...)

 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A privacy rights group has alleged a “grave breach” of data protection legislation by the Department of Social Protection following changes made to a (...)

US president Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault. The former staffer and one-time “Apprentice” contestant secretly recording conversations with her co-workers, including the president. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The Trump administration found itself mired in controversy yet again this week as it emerged that a former staffer and one-time Apprentice contestant,(...)

CCPC  chairwoman Isolde Goggin said the secretive nature of some criminal acts investigated by it suggest its investigations would be bolstered by additional surveillance powers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will consider a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to be allowed tap phones (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

Reports emerged over the weekend that system back-up tapes containing data on staff at Independent News and Media (INM) may have been removed from the company and accessed by external groups. Photograph: Leah Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

Employees must not lose their right to privacy at work and should be able to carry out their professional duties in the knowledge that their personal (...)

Digital suicide (through the deletion of social media accounts, unsubscribing from mailing lists, etc) is rampant

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean Paul Sartre. Existentialism wouldn’t be my strongest suit. Other than a basic understa(...)

In some circumstances, ‘public bodies’ will be exempt from various provisions of the legislation in relation to the rights of individuals under data protection law. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Government’s plan to extend the definition of “public bodies” in new data protection legislation poses serious legal concerns and may present chil(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)

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