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Free WiFi providers not liable for users' copyright infringements

European Union, Germany - September 21 2016 The CJEU has confirmed the AG's Opinion, in McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany (C-48414), that operators of a free Wi-Fi service, who offer

High Court refuses oral hearing of complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner

Ireland - September 20 2016 In Martin v Data Protection Commissioner 2016 IEHC 479, Mr Martin sought to challenge the Data Protection Commissioner’s (DPC) refusal to

Irish Prime Minister gives Brexit assessment to business community

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom - September 19 2016 Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny TD, gave an overview of Brexit to the Annual President's Dinner of the Irish Business and Employers' Confederation

Financial Litigation Update - Enforcement Difficulties

Ireland - September 13 2016 The High Court, in Harrington & Anor v Gulland Property Finance Ltd & Anor 2016 IEHC 447, High Court, Baker J, 29 July 2016, held that the

European Parliament appoints its Brexit Representative: A Tough Pro-EU Former Belgian Prime Minister

European Union, United Kingdom - September 19 2016 The forces for the Brexit negotiations are being slowly lined up on the negotiating chess board. The UK has appointed its Brexit Trio of Boris Johnson

And the whistle is finally blown First order for interim relief under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Ireland - September 27 2016 The introduction of Ireland's Protected Disclosures Act (the Act) in July 2014 was tipped by many commentators at the time to be the strongest

The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Central Bank Deadlines for Pre-ChristmasYear-End Applications

Ireland - September 27 2016 The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) has issued details of its deadlines for receipt of applications: For approval of funds and sub-funds

The Central Bank of Ireland publishes new Cross Industry Guidance on IT and Cybersecurity Risks

Ireland - September 23 2016 On 13 September 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland (the CBI) published new guidance on IT risk management and cybersecurity for financial service firms

ISP not required to remove defamatory statements

Ireland - September 22 2016 The High Court in Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd 2016 IEHC 519 held that Facebook had no duty to remove defamatory content posted by an anonymous

And the whistle is finally blown First order for interim relief under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Ireland - September 21 2016 Two employees of Lifeline Ambulance Service were dismissed by reason of redundancy in June, 2016. Recently, they secured an interim Order from the