Save the Date – Safer Internet Day 2015

January 26, 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 marks the 12th edition of the Safer Internet Day which is celebrated worldwide.

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2015 is Let’s create a better internet together”.

In Ireland initiatives and activities, in support of Safer Internet Day, are steered by PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.

www.saferinternetday.ie will include a map of events and (more…)

Press Release: Irish Internet Industry forms group to achieve equitable transition to next generation broadband under NBP

January 13, 2015

The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) represents companies providing Internet access, hosting and IP communication services within Ireland and to foreign markets. Our membership includes Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offering fixed line (fibre and copper), mobile, cable and fixed wireless telecommunications services. ISPAI currently represents 53 ISPs, large and small, located throughout Ireland.

Due to developments in Government proposals under the National Broadband Plan (NBP), in late November, ISPAI formally established a dedicated fixed Wireless ISP (WISP) subgroup. The focus of the subgroup is to (more…)

Hotline.ie Press Release “Social engagement – primary reason for Irish Adults to go Online daily”

July 9, 2014

The full Hotline.ie Press Release is available here.

Extract

Frivolities aside, whether daily, weekly or monthly activities, these have one thing in common: our Personal Data.

Whereas we all realise that banking PINs and transactions are Personal Data and we’re pretty careful not to disclose that information, users are often oblivious to the Personal Data they are potentially sharing when (more…)

Adult Pornography no longer no.1 concern of Irish Parents regarding children’s use of the Internet

June 25, 2014

A recent Nationwide Survey commissioned by Hotline.ie has found that Irish parents ranked “exposure to dangerous people” as their number one concern regarding children’s use of the Internet.

Similar research conducted 13 years ago, in 2001, for the Government’s Internet Advisory Board, showed access to adult pornography as the top concern. Not only has adult pornography dropped to 2nd place but (more…)

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…)