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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