Ireland

Platform News: Binance

Crypto exchange Binance says Ireland is part of its HQ plans

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance sees Ireland as part of its plans to establish a number of headquarters across the world, its Chief Executive Officer has told journalists.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

Ireland’s data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasse...

Stripe

Online payments business Stripe adds more jobs to Irish hub

Digital payments processor Stripe Inc will add hundreds of new engineering jobs in Dublin over the next three years, Americas most valuable technology start-up has said.

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook’s WhatsApp after its peers objected to its d...

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok tells employees to return to office for three days a week

Popular short-video app TikTok has told its employees that some will be offered the option to work remotely for up to two days a week after they return to office, according to an i...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU court backs national data watchdog powers in blow to big tech

Europe’s top court has endorsed the power of national data watchdogs to pursue big tech firms even if they are not their lead regulators, in a setback for Silicon Valley comp...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook faces prospect of ‘devastating’ data transfer ban after Irish ruling

Ireland’s data regulator can resume a probe that may trigger a ban on Facebook’s transatlantic data transfers, the High Court has ruled, raising the prospect of a stopp...

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland launches inquiry into Facebook after reports of data leak

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had launched an inquiry into Facebook Inc, after a dataset reported to contain personal data relating to some 533 million F...

Facebook

Reporters without Borders sues Facebook over hate speech

Reporters Without Borders (aka RSF) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France over hate speech and false information, the global media watchdog said in a statement.

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 ...

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