Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

ISPAI View on CJEU Ruling on the “right to be forgotten”

June 19, 2014

CJEU ruling on Spanish Google “right to be forgotten” in relation to search engines has very worrying implications for the ISP industry and for society as a whole.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that an individual may request an Internet Search Provider to remove their personal information from search results when that information is outdated or irrelevant. What is particularly curious is this same principle does not appear to apply to (more…)

EU Parliament Rejects ACTA

July 4, 2012

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This morning the EU Parliament voted to reject ACTA. The result was 478 MEPs voted against ACTA, 39 were in favour of adopting it and there were 165 abstentions. Despite 22 EU member states including Ireland having signed the Agreement, this vote means it cannot now be ratified by any EU country. ISPAI recognises the need for international agreements to protect business from counterfeit goods and to deter piracy of copyrighted works but ACTA had (more…)

EU Parliament INTA Committee Rejects ACTA

June 21, 2012

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No parliamentary groups proposed that INTA (the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament) should adopt ACTA with its current wording relating to online copyright infringement. An amendment was proposed to suspend the vote but this was rejected. The final vote was on the recommendation by the rapporteur for rejection of ACTA and this was carried 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions. (more…)

EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012

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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

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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…)