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The Irish Government’s latest brief to  not support  either party in a  landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position

The Government has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Mircosoft’s offices in Sandyford, Dublin.

In what could be a very misguided move, the Government signalled on Sunday that it may undermine its former position on an enormously important techno(...)

Microsoft’s HQ in the US. Microsoft handed over some related email metadata stored in the US, but refused to surrender the Dublin emails.

The Government has authorised the submission of a brief to the US Supreme Court in a major case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain acces(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: to date, some 2.98 million public services cards have been issued, he said on Thursday. File photograph: Eric Luke

The cost of the Government’s public services card (PSC) project has reached almost €54.6 million to date, including nearly €29 million to pay up to 2(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

CCTV cameras  installed in Duleek, Co Meath. “Blanket surveillance such as this has been struck down on several occasions by the European courts,” said local solicitor Fred Logue. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly four years ago, five cameras monitoring traffic going in and out of the town of Royston (population c.15,000) in the east of England were remov(...)

CCTV: Part of Duleek’s €50,000 system. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Data Protection Commissioner is to examine the status of community CCTV schemes and the use of automatic number-plate recognition cameras by An Ga(...)

The Microsoft Ireland email case, now headed for the United States Supreme Court, will yet again place Ireland at the heart of a case in which one of (...)

A new study has found 90% of physicians felt they could not provide the best possible clinical care without using instant messaging. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Doctors in Irish hospitals are “routinely” exchanging sensitive patient data using phone apps such as WhatsApp, potentially putting them in breach of (...)

Among the primary aims for the media campaign is the creation of public awareness of the card and the MyGovID online service, which allows people to register for a “digital identity”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to launch a €200,000 radio and online advertising campaign to promote the public services card and to address concerns reported in t(...)

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