Ireland

Platform News: Twitter App

Irish watchdog fines Twitter in landmark for EU data privacy regime

Ireland’s data regulator has fined Twitter 450,000 euros (approximately $547,000) to get a bug that made some personal tweets general public, the very first sanction from a m...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Facebook has said it is launching its own dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was postponed earlier this season due to regulatory concerns.

Platform Economy: Instagram app

Irish regulator probes handling of children’s data on Instagram

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two queries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social system titans handling of children’s perso...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook tells Irish court that probe threatens its EU operations

Facebook has advised Ireland’s High Court that it can’t see how its services could operate at the European Union if authorities freeze its data transfer mechanics, the ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter privacy ruling delayed after dispute among EU regulators

Twitter had looked set to become the first big platform business to face a fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission under tough new EU data protection rules after it subm...

European Union

Blow for EU as Apple wins fight against $15 billion tax order

Apple has scored a major win as Europe’s second-highest court rejected an EU order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros (approximately $15 billion) in Irish back taxes, dealing ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Crunch time for Apple in its fight against $15 billion EU tax order

Apple’s clash with EU regulators comes to a head today as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether the company has to pay approximately $15 billion in Irish back ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Republic of Ireland regulator reaches preliminary decision in Twitter privacy probe

Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine by the EU’s lead regulator under the region’s tougher data protection rules after it submitted a preliminary...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Irish regulator questions Apple over recordings

The Republic of Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Apple’s main regulator in the EU, has said it was in contact with the company after a whistle-blower calle...

Republic of Ireland PM

Ireland should consider forcing Google and Facebook to pay media for content – PM

The government of the Republic of Ireland should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister ...

Platform Industry: Coronavirus in Ireland and overseas

Republic of Ireland to roll out voluntary phone tracker app to tackle coronavirus

The Republic of Ireland’s government is to roll out a voluntary phone-tracking app to alert users if someone they have been in contact with develops COVID-19, its health serv...