Liam Herrick, an adviser to President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liam Herrick, the former executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and an adviser to President Michael D Higgins, is to take on the role of (...)

‘Repeal the 8th’ replicas unveiled in Blackhall Place. Photograph: ICCL

A replica of the “Repeal the 8th”, which was controversially removed recently from Temple Bar, has appeared at Blackhall Place Dublin on Wednesday mor(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

A High Court judge has granted an unprecedented application by the US government to be joined to a major legal action here over whether existing EU-US(...)

In a recent draft decision following a complaint by privacy activist Max Schrems about the method being used by Facebook to transfer his personal data to the US, the data commissioner found his concerns about the so-called standard contractual clauses were well founded.

The GDP of the entire European Union could be impacted negatively by between 0.8 per cent and 1.39 per cent – about €143 billion in annual terms – if (...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems (above), whose complaint over the validity of existing data transfer channels has been provisionally deemed by Commissioner Helen Dixon to be “well-founded”.

A draft finding by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that existing EU-US data transfer channels are invalid could, if upheld by the European cour(...)

Image: Screengrab from ‘The Border’

The Grand Prize in Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards was won on Thursday by Caoimhe Butterly for her short documentary(...)

 Austrian Max Schrems  complained Facebook Ireland was transferring his data via SCCs to servers located in the US, where it was being processed, without ensuring sufficient protection for it as required under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

The US government has said the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s action querying the validity of the main channels being used for EU-US data transf(...)

Mark Kelly is to step down as executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

The executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Mark Kelly, is to step down from the position, which he has held for the past (...)

The European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where Frances Fitzgerald is speaking on Wednesday. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is in Geneva to face questioning before the United Nations on Ireland’s human rights record. Sh(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: will be asked today about Ireland’s efforts to expand non-religious education, introduce safe and legal abortion and strengthen equality laws Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In Geneva today, Ireland’s freshly-minted minority Government faces the first international test of its leadership when Tánaiste and Minister for Just(...)

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