Simon Mcgarr

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The State appears to be on a “collision course” with European law over its handling of major projects involving personal data, an Oireachtas committee(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is set to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of March 2017. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/Pool/Getty Images

A group of British and Irish lawyers are planning an action in the High Court in Dublin to establish if Brexit can be halted or reversed following the(...)

Digital Rights Ireland’s case is that the country has failed to properly implement EU data protection law, or to follow the requirements of the Charter of Fundamental Rights by failing to ensure the commissioner is genuinely independent from the Government.

Legal proceedings have been served on the State challenging whether the office of the Data Protection Commissioner is an independent data protection a(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Lawyers, privacy activists, academics and other experts meet to discuss issues around digital privacy at the inaugural Digital Rights Europe conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Thinkstock

Social media is increasingly being used by police authorities and citizens are essentially being used as tools to enable their own surveillance, a con(...)

Anthony Elonis repeatedly posted on Facebook about about killing his ex-wife and gunning down kindergarten children. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the (...)

A US court order to Microsoft to produce emails held in the company’s big European Data Centre in Ireland has profound implications

At first, the detail seems minor. At a drugs trial in the state of New York, the prosecution wants access to some emails as potential evidence. The pr(...)

Social media savvy: The Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Whether they are tweeters, blawgers or both, the Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal.There are a myriad(...)

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