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Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizens

Ireland has been building up searchable lists of the names and addresses of it’s Naturalised citizens- people who swear an oath of allegiance to the state in a moving ceremony held in the National Conference Centre. Then the state has been publishing lists of these …

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Marking the Death of Nóirín Plunkett

We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Nóirín Plunkett. Nóirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its foundation and remained a member. Nóirín’s …

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Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issues

Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets delivered to where it should be delivered, not to …

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DRI is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

As part of our ongoing commitment to stablising DRI’s year to year planning, budgeting and communications, we’re looking to add a Communications Coordinator for a part time contractor role. If you or anyone you know might be interested, read on and see the application form …

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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: 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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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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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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