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Information on individual Irish internet uses, from their locations to what they are reading online, are being exposed to advertisers and data companies an average of 392 times a day, according to figures compiled by the Irish Council of Civil Liberties.

Information on individual Irish internet uses, from their locations to what they are reading online, are being exposed to advertisers and data compani(...)

The EU is poised to unveil a landmark law on Friday that will force Big Tech to police their platforms more aggressively over illegal content. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

The EU is poised to unveil a landmark law on Friday that will force Big Tech to police their platforms more aggressively over illegal content, marking(...)

‘We should not even go near abandoning online anonymity.’ File photograph: Getty Images

In an ill-informed approach by politicians to regulate internet abuse – via vague proposals to make company directors criminally liable for online hat(...)

Data privacy campaigner Max Schrems has already indicated that he expects the deal not to fix the problems found by the court in 2020, and the commission is anticipating future challenges

The European Commission is braced for fresh challenges by privacy campaigners to transfers of data to the United States, even before the details of a(...)

The outline of a  new transatlantic data transfer pact has been agreed between the European Union and the United States. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and the US announced a preliminary data transfer deal on Friday, seeking to end the limbo in which thousands of companies found the(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said ‘very damaging’ profiles on Ireland’s data protection regime have been written over the years.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has defended her record on enforcing EU data privacy laws, saying Ireland needed to stand up for the regulato(...)

The peat slide at Derrybrien in 2003.

An appeals board ruling on the ESB’s wind farm at Derrybrien in south Galway “casts a major doubt over the legality of the project”, according to Lou(...)

Data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has repeatedly  rejected criticisms while also seeking more resources from the Government. File photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has received a rare show of support from Brussels. Didier Reynders, the European Union’s commissioner for(...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems: Row is the latest in a long-running battle between Schrems, Facebook and the Data Protection Commissioner. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has accused Ireland’s data protection commissioner (DPC) of improperly lobbying other European regulators over(...)

EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourová: ‘We are in the crunch time now.’ Photograph: Getty

The Republic’s record on enforcing data protection rules on Big Tech is coming under increasing scrutiny as the European Commission has indicated it i(...)

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