What you should ask when politicians call

Now that you’re likely to find a politician on your doorstep, it’s a good time to raise issues you think are important. Antoin has put up a guide to questions you might like to ask your candidates: You should ask your candidate where they stand …

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Copycrime Directive – Update

The Copycrime Directive (IPRED2) has passed its first reading in the European Parliament. However, the vote was much closer than anticipated, and there are signs that some member states are beginning to have second thoughts about the Directive. The Directive still has a long way …

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Tell your MEP to vote no to the Copycrime Directive

Next week – on Tuesday 24th April – the European Parliament will vote on a directive that would turn many breaches of copyright into criminal offences. This directive (with the catchy name of IPRED2) is dangerously wide. EFF Europe has explained why: IPRED2 and Business …

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A helpful ECHR decision for our data retention case – Copland v. UK

The European Court of Human rights gave a decision earlier this month in Copland v. UK which will be very helpful to us in arguing our data retention case. Ms. Copland worked in a Welsh college as a personal assistant, and discovered that the college …

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Data Retention Case – Government still unwilling to put in their defence

A while ago we explained that the reason why you hadn’t heard more about the data retention case was that the State defendants were sitting on their hands and had failed to put in their defence as required by law. Our legal team brought them …

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TD requests phone tap investigation

RTÉ News reports that Dr. Jerry Cowley, Independent TD for Mayo, is to ask the complaints referee to investigate apparent official tapping of his telephone: The independent Mayo TD Jerry Cowley has called for an investigation to establish if his phone is being tapped by …

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Fine Gael Concerns about Phone Tapping

The Irish Independent reports that Fine Gael share our concern about accountability in the phone tapping system: JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell yesterday refused to reveal the number of phones taps he has authorised during his time in office. Although bugged phone conversations cannot be used …

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Labour Party Concerns About Data Retention

It’s been some time coming, but we’re glad to see the Labour Party shares our concern about data retention: The Labour Party Spokesperson on Justice, Deputy Brendan Howlin TD, has called for a review of the operation of powers given to the Gardai under the …

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Media Roundup

DRI was mentioned last week in the Examiner (Conor Ryan – Garda gear up to tackle crime with car cameras) and the BBC News Site (Jane Wakefield – Confusion over ‘data snooping’ laws). Also, TJ spoke on Dave Fanning’s Drivetime show last night. (Program available …

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SkyCon talk – Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society?

We were delighted to be invited to Limerick last weekend for the very enjoyable SkyCon where TJ gave a talk on whether we are “Sleepwalking into a Surveillance Society?” The talk got off to a promising start when we were met with this sign at …

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Dublin City-Wide WiFi – Privacy Implications?

It’s great to see that Dublin City Council are planning free wireless internet access for Dublin – hopefully replacing the expensive and patchy coverage currently available. One issue that will be important in designing and implementing this system is whether it respects the privacy of …

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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 …

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