Data retention threatens journalists also

Henry McDonald in today’s Guardian has an alarming story about Garda surveillance of crime journalists, including routine monitoring of their mobile phone calls and messages: Journalists in Ireland have raised concerns about the country’s draconian gagging orders on...
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Irish Times opinion piece on data retention

The Irish Times published an opinion piece today from us on data retention. A subscription is required to read it at that link, so here’s the full text: Violations only made worse by new plans for data retention The Government is planning an alarming expansion of its...
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European Data Protection Day – Protect your privacy online and off

EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION DAY – PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ONLINE AND OFF European Data Protection Day takes place on Sunday 28th January. Irish civil rights group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) has put together a list of things you can do to protect your privacy. DRI Chairman TJ...
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European Data Protection Day next Sunday – 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

Next Sunday, the 28th of January, is the inaugural Council of Europe Data Protection day. Our view is Data privacy is something for every individual to look after. Private companies, government, hospitals, all store information on you. You are entitled to view that information if...
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ICEL Conference on Privacy and the ECHR

The Irish Centre for European Law are holding a conference on “Privacy: Developments in the European Court of Human Rights” on Wed. 13th December. They’ve secured a superb line up of speakers: Professor William Binchy, T.C.D. (Chair Panel I) Gavin Millar Q.C.,...
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Digital Rights Ireland podcast as Gaeilge with Conn Ó Muíneacháin

Digital Rights Ireland’s Antóin Ó Lachtnáin recently did a podcast interview in Irish with Conn Ó Muíneacháin, Irish podcaster from An Líonra Sóisialta and blogger from An tImeall. You can listen to it in full on the An Líonra Sóisialta website, or download it here.
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E-passport at risk of being targetted by terrorists.

Digital Rights Ireland director, Antoin O’Lachtnain, in an interview with Mark Tighe of the Sunday Times today, gave an insight into the possibilities of Ireland’s new electronic passport being targetted by criminals. The lack of security measures, protecting the passport...
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DRI challenge to Data Retention

Digital Rights Ireland has written to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Michael McDowell TD, and to the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Noel Dempsey TD and to the Garda Commissioner. We have looked for undertakings from them to cease breaching...
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Irish Times article on technology and consumers’ rights

Many thanks to Davin O’Dwyer who has an article in today’s Irish Times setting out our concerns about issues such as fair use, private copying rights, and more: Whether it’s listening to music on iPods, talking on our mobile phones or surfing the web, most of us...
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Photographers’ Rights

There have been many discussions lately, both online and off, on the rights of photographers – when, where and what you can legitimately photograph, and what you can subsequently do with the photographs you take. This pamphlet is intended to give an outline of your rights...
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