Archive for the ‘Data Protection’ Category

EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012


This morning three committees of the European Parliament asked for rejection of ACTA.

Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs:
36 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 1 against and 21 abstentions.

Legal Affairs Committee: (more…)

Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE

January 28, 2011


The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, was signed into law by the President on the 26th Jan. 2011, being renamed the “Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (No 3 of 2011)”. ISPs providing Internet services to the public are now obliged to retain certain data, as set out in the Act, identifying the occurrence of a communication (but not about the content of the communication itself). This must be done for every user, (more…)

Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE

January 20, 2011


ISPAI regrets that the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, with its current text, was passed in the Seanad yesterday despite the trojan efforts of non-government Senators who argued the amendments (which were defeated) aimed at giving greater clarity to the legislation and particularly to minimise its potential to put Ireland at a cost disadvantage to our EU neighbours for Internet based business

ISPAI Highlights Data Retention Concerns as Bill Comes to Final Stage in Seanad

January 19, 2011


The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill, 2009 reaches its final stages in the Seanad on Thursday 20 th January. This is required to transpose the flawed European Directive of 2006 that was supposed to harmonise Data Retention across Member States. In fact it has done quite the opposite. It is being challenged in the courts in many countries and in fact Ireland challenged it at the European Court for technical reasons. (more…)


June 8, 2010


EuroISPA (of which ISPAI is a member Association) together with Telecoms Associations has issued the following statement on the ACTA trade negotiations.

Industry is concerned that proposals within these trade negotiations appear to require operators to directly divulge customer details to rights holders and to place liability on network providers contrary to the eCommerce directive. (more…)