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High Court quashes Data Protection Commissioner’s objection to graduated response system

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 17 2012

On 27 June 2012, Mr Justice Charleton gave his decision in the judicial review action taken by the Irish recording companies to prevent the graduated response system (GRS) agreed with eircom, the largest ISP in Ireland, being shut down as illegal

Social media - applicable libel and privacy laws in Ireland

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 4 2012

Social media and the law is still largely virgin territory in Ireland

The Data Protection Directive, internet search engines & the right to be forgotten

  • William Fry
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  • European Union, Ireland
  • -
  • August 14 2013

In a recent opinion, an Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice, the EU's highest court, expressed the view that the EU Data Protection Directive

Stopping screen scrapers: winning the website war

  • AO HALL Advocates
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • June 4 2010

A recent decision issued by the Irish High Court is welcome news for all website owners

No official investigation regarding PRISM

  • William Fry
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 2 2013

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has described reports of US security agencies obtaining data as ''nothing new'', as such access

It's not just about cookies.... Cookies, Mandatory Breach Notifications and Direct Marketing

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 4 2011

Cookies are small text files on web browsers that store user information

Facebook to improve its international privacy practices (again)

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • Global, Ireland
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  • January 14 2012

Facebook has agreed to implement changes to its privacy practices and to be more transparent about how the data of its international users is used, as recommended in a recent report issued by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland (DPC

Disclosure order reversed in Ryanair screen-scraping case

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 10 2013

A High Court order requiring an online travel agent to disclose the identity of the third party which it engaged to "scrape" information from

No checkpoints on the information superhighway?

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • December 6 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union finds that ISPs cannot be forced to monitor their users in a decision of 24 November 2011

Ireland DPA will not investigate Facebook or Apple over involvement in the Prism program

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 5 2013

As reported by Bloomberg BNA, the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner ("ODPC") has stated that it will not investigate complaints