Ireland

Ireland Health Service ‘Compromised Two Months Before Attack’

Ireland's Health Service Executive ignored warnings its IT systems were hacked for two months before crippling ransomware attack, report finds

1 month ago

Google To Pay Millions To Ireland In Back Taxes

Google is to pay £183m in back taxes to the Irish government, in line with its promise to halt the…

2 months ago

World Leaders Agree Corporation Tax Rate

Tax loophole finally closed? After years of talks, threats and tariffs, world leaders reach an historic agreement of 15 percent…

3 months ago

Ireland Privacy Regulator Quizzes Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner asks Facebook to demonstrate that smart glasses' safeguards for unauthorised image recording are 'effective'

4 months ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

5 months ago

European Court Backs National Watchdog Data Enforcement

Blow for Irish data protection watchdog, as Europe's top court rules it is no longer the only data enforcer across…

7 months ago

Ireland Tests Decrypt Tool After ‘Catastrophic’ Ransomware Attack

Tool being tested after 'stomach-churning' ransomware attack that crippled Ireland's health IT systems during Coroavirus pandemic

8 months ago

Ireland Shuts Down Health IT System After Ransomware Attack

The health service in Ireland has suffered a 'significant ransomware attack' and has shut down IT systems

8 months ago

Irish Regulator Investigates Facebook Over ‘Data Leak’

After the discovery last week of a dataset of 533 million Facebook users, Irish regulator warns firm it may have…

9 months ago

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

1 year ago

EC Challenges Court’s Quashing Of Apple £12bn Tax Bill

European regulator appeals court ruling, which rejected EU order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($11.8bn) in Irish back…

1 year ago

TikTok Selects Ireland For First European Data Centre

Ireland to get another data centre after the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok announces first European server facility

1 year ago

Apple’s £11.8 Billion Irish Tax Bill Overturned

Big relief for Tim Cook. EU court overturns Apple's need to pay 13 billion euros in back tax payments to…

2 years ago

Apple Irish Back Tax Ruling Expected Next Week

Ruling in appeal against European Commission's order that Apple pay the Irish government $16 billion in back taxes due next…

2 years ago

Researchers Find Weaknesses In Apple-Google Trace Tech

Apple and Google's coronavirus contact-tracing framework fails to accurately log exposures on a commuter bus, Dublin academic study finds

2 years ago

GDPR ‘At Risk Of Failing’ Due To Lack Of Resources

Software maker argues GDPR left toothless due to lack of budget ad technical staff at European member states' data protection…

2 years ago

UK Google Accounts To Be Placed Under US Jurisdiction

Change of terms of service will see British Google accounts moved out from Irish (European Union) control and placed within…

2 years ago

European $14 Billion Tax Demand On Apple ‘Defies Common Sense’

Order for $14 billion in back taxes from Apple “defies reality and common sense”, iPad maker argues

2 years ago

Apple Heads To Court Over £11bn Bill For Back Taxes

EU's General Court to hear appeal against European Commission's record 2016 fine, itself part of a broader crackdown on low…

2 years ago

Vodafone Switches On Ireland’s First 5G Network

5G network in five city locations in the Republic of Ireland are switched on by Vodafone and Ericsson

2 years ago

Facebook EU Privacy Challenge Raises Prospect Of Data Disruption

Case opening this week in European Court of Justice could invalidate legal basis for transfer of citizens' data to any…

3 years ago

Ireland Opens Third Apple Data Protection Probe

European regulators are tightening their grip on multinationals including Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Google as stricter GDPR rules come into…

3 years ago

Google Faces Irish Advertising Probe For GDPR Compliance

Irish data protection watchdog begins investigation to see if Google is obeying GDPR with its advertising services

3 years ago

Google Shifts European Data Seat To Dublin

Google has officially designated its Irish subsidiary as being legally responsible for users' data under the GDPR, as impact of…

3 years ago

France, Germany Abandon Plans For Broad EU Digital Tax

The latest proposal would see the likes of Google and Facebook pay a 3 percent tax on advertising revenues, while…

3 years ago

Apple Cancels Plans For Galway Data Centre

Too much opposition to high tech facility that supposedly could have increased Ireland’s electricity consumption by 8 percent

4 years ago

Court Strikes Down Facebook Appeal In Landmark Privacy Case

Case is referred 'immediately' to the European Court of Justice

4 years ago

Irish PM Backs £760m Apple Athenry Data Centre As Cook Declines To Commit

Irish Prime Minister says Apple has not given firm commitment to new data centre but Dublin will do everything it…

4 years ago

DocuSign Opens Cybersecurity Centre In Dublin

DocuSign continues European expansion with cybersecurity investment in the Irish capital

5 years ago

Ireland Readies EU Appeal Over Apple Tax Demand

Irish eyes are smiling on Apple, as government readies appeal on tax ruling by European Commission

5 years ago