DRI Formal Launch

December 6th sees the formal launch of Digital Rights Ireland, with a press conference in the Conference Room, Pearse St. Library, Dublin 2 at 11.00am. (Directions.) We would like to invite to you to come along – we’d welcome your support, and the chance to …

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Euro Data Retention: Crunch Time

We have posted previously about the moves to introduce data retention, for the purposes of allowing a deliberate surveillance of citizens, on an EU-wide basis. Now we bring you an update, with some time critical information. …

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IRMA’s Legal Action

IRMA announced, with a media blitz on 15th November, that they intend to send letters to 50 new individuals and companies demanding damages for losses they claim have been caused by these people making files available for download. We don’t yet know the full details …

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Dealing with SMS Spam

Ireland has one of the highest mobile phone ownership rates in the world. Mobiles are with us more than any other piece of technology, and we have a more personal relationship with them than with any other piece of electronics. Studies have shown that this …

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Data Retention in Europe: The story so far

Political action in the European Union frequently appears to happen behind closed doors. But the breadth of the EU’s powers, and the fact that EU legislation will always take precedence over our own domestic law, even our Constitution, makes it important to keep an eye …

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Parliamentary Question on Data Retention

Joe Costello TD was kind enough to place a Parliamentary Question for us asking the Minister for Justice about the use of his new data retention powers. Unfortunately the answer we received was less than helpful, with the Minister giving the blanket response that “it …

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TechCamp Reflections

Digital Rights Ireland had its first outing into the public eye courtesy of a presentation at TechCamp last Saturday. I just thought it might be good to post what we learned from the experience, and to give people who were there, or who weren't …

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DRI @ TechCamp

On Saturday last, DRI Chair TJ McIntyre and director Damien Mulley introduced Digital Rights Ireland at TechCamp Ireland. Although not a formal launch, which we are in the process of planning, this was our first major opportunity to introduce our aims and objectives, to gather …

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DRI in the Press

Digital Rights Ireland has received its first press, in a Silicon Republic Story. A new Irish civil rights organisation is to be formed in the coming weeks along the lines of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to defend and protect the rights of Irish citizens in …

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