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#dre2015 Conference Review and Wrap-Up

Last week, DRI hosted our very first conference, Digital Rights Europe 2015. We were absolutely delighted with the way the day went, and thrilled with the initial feedback from some of the 95 people who came through the doors on the day. Delegates came from …

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DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Commission on Cyberbullying and Harassment

The Law Reform Commission is now working on the area of “cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying” – a wide ranging area including “revenge pornography”, hate crime and harassment online generally. We have put in a detailed submission – drafted by Fergal …

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Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy, digital security and data protection. #dre2015 speakers will cover a wide range of topics across the …

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A Very Big Case

A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU

What has become a very big case began as a row in Ireland. Max Schrems wasn’t convinced that when his data was transferred from the EU to the US by Facebook, it was being given adequate protection. Since Facebook’s European headquarters is in Dublin, Max …

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Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update

You may have seen on social media that today is #DigitalRightsMatter day, which is really to say, today is like every other day. Because, for an increasing number of people in the world, digital rights matter every single day. Being able to communicate with tax …

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Oireachtas internet blocking

Irish State Blocks Access to Own Websites

Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish taxpayer. Among the blocked sites: (a mental …

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GCHQ Doughnut

Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights groups are celebrating a major victory …

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Privacy Update

Privacy & Security Updates for DRI

In accordance with our Privacy Policy, we are letting you know about changes to our website rolled out today: We have updated our privacy policy We have added the option to check out with Stripe for online donations We have migrated to secure hosting of all our …

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Privacy Day 2014

Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer interest here in Ireland, one of the ways organisations, particularly state …

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DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection issues. There are also other issues with eircode, principally: Complexity: In …

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How your money was spent

How DRI Spent Your Money in 2014

We respect the fact that donors like to know how their money is spent, and appreciate that contributors like to see that their donations are efficiently serving the causes they give to. We were able to accomplish a huge amount in 2014 with the funds …

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DRI Year in Review

The DRI Year In Review

2014 marked DRI’s 9th year, a year filled with significant digital rights issues, fundamental privacy issues, and complex legal challenges. It was also a year of enormous success for DRI. Here’s what DRI was able to accomplish in 2014: 1/ Overturned mass surveillance for half …

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