Pulling the plug is not the answer

Dr. Richard Tynan and I have a piece in Saturday’s Irish Examiner discussing the implications of Eircom’s “phased disconnection” scheme. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be on their website, so here’s the full text: Pulling the plug is not the...
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Leaked report on Data Retention Directive shows fundamental flaws

Under Article 14 of the Data Retention Directive the Commission must produce a public evaluation of the application of the Directive before 15 September 2010. A draft version of that document has now been leaked (along with the Irish Government’s submission) and makes for...
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Data Retention Challenge – High Court update

After last week’s excitement, this week is something of an anti-climax – when the case came back before the High Court today the State applied for and were granted further time to consider the judgment. The case will be listed next on June 11th.
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High Court decision on our data retention challenge

Great news today from the High Court where Mr. Justice McKechnie gave an extremely favourable decision on our constitutional challenge to data retention laws. While the full judgment is 53 pages long, the gist is relatively simple. Long story short: today’s decision has...
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