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Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
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Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,606 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?
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Explainer: Irish websites had six months to fully comply with cookie regulations. What happens now?

Oct 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,666 Views 23 Comments

Sites were given until 5 October to get their cookie policies in line.

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
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Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,352 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
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Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 682 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal
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Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:32 PM 69,375 Views 36 Comments

NUIG in July also confirmed it was a victim of the widespread attack.

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy
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Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy

Mar 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,432 Views 16 Comments

Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
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Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Mar 7th 2020, 7:27 PM 33,700 Views 37 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?
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Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Feb 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,330 Views 46 Comments

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy
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Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:14 PM 25,270 Views 31 Comments

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
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Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,336 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
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Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

May 15th 2018, 9:38 PM 11,202 Views 54 Comments

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
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Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Apr 5th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,643 Views 25 Comments

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
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Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:40 PM 12,143 Views 33 Comments

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip
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'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip

Mar 22nd 2018, 7:46 AM 18,925 Views 36 Comments

The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
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Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 95 Views 38 Comments

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow
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Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

Apr 28th 2014, 11:42 AM 7,009 Views 5 Comments

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search
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MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Jan 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,547 Views 4 Comments

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.