Data Protection

Does the Charter of Fundamental Rights give you a right to post material anonymously on the internet? Limerick school v Instagram

Are you entitled to exercise your freedom of expression right anonymously? This is one of the fascinating questions that the Justice Garrett Simons of the High Court is to send to the European Court of Justice for a determination. This question, along with others set out below, arise from a High Court application by a …

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Ireland-a Beginner’s Guide

Have you heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? Do you know the changes it will bring to data protection law in Ireland? Do you know when it is to come into effect here? These questions, and similar foundational ones, are what I am about to look at. Ready? Let’s go. The “big bang” …

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Privacy Statements and Cookie Notices on Websites-What You Need to know

Have you noticed those annoying website “cookie” notices popping up nearly everywhere on the  internet? Well, there is good reason for them. They are a legal requirement in Ireland and Europe and breaches of the law covering data protection-the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and Statutory Instrument 336 of 2011-can lead to fines of …

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Cyberbullying-How to Take a Screen Capture and Gather the Necessary Evidence

Cyberbullying is an insidious feature of young peoples’s lives nowadays-particularly with the growth of social media sites like Facebook and others. The tragic death of the little girl from Stranorlar in Donegal in the last few days is another stark reminder of how dangerous and insidious this type of bullying is. The video below shows …

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