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The Law Reform Commission commences public consultation on cyber crime

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 24 2014

The Law Reform Commission has commenced a public consultation on an Issues Paper regarding Cyber-Crime Affecting Personal Safety, Privacy and

How private entities may be affected by the new Freedom of Information Act 2014

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • October 17 2014

While previous Freedom of Information ("FOI") legislation explicitly named the entities which were subject to FOI, the FOI Act 2014 (the "Act"

The Microsoft Warrant case: not just an Irish issue

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, USA
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  • October 8 2014

John O'Connor outlines the latest position in the 'Microsoft Warrant case' where the Cloud provider was ordered by a US Federal Court to produce its

Google gets privacy lesson from EU data protection authorities

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • September 26 2014

In a letter, dated 23 September 2014, to Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google, data and privacy regulators from countries across the

German court ruling on Facebook’s personal data gives legal certainty to Irish data controllers

  • Matheson
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  • Germany, Ireland
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  • September 12 2014

An order issued by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein ("ULD"), against the administrator of a

Companies run Hadoop data via the cloud

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 22 2014

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storage and large-scale processing of business data. The software breaks data into a workable

European Union law update

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • August 20 2014

The draft text of a new EU Data Protection Regulation (the "Regulation") was approved by the European Parliament in March 2014. The purpose of the

Internet users breathe a sigh of relief as European Court rules that internet browsing does not infringe copyright

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • August 14 2014

If you are reading this on an internet browser you may be relieved to know that you are not infringing copyright law. Thanks to the recent Court of

Technology assisted review accelerating e-discovery

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 14 2014

The review of key documents is an integral step in the discovery and preparatory stages of litigation. This task has become increasingly costly and

Google favour HTTPS encrypted websites in web search rankings

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 12 2014

Google has begun favouring HTTPS encrypted websites over the past few months by increasing the ranking algorithm to web pages that are encrypted with