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Lawyer and technologist Professor Richard Susskind OBE put the cat among the pigeons at the Law Society of Northern Ireland's centenary conference when he suggested that solicitors may one day be rendered obsolete by technological advances. His keynote speech on Friday morning came after the Law Soc

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a record €405 million fine on Instagram after a two-year investigation into its processing of children's data, according to reports. The regulator adopted its final decision last Friday and will publish further details about it next week, a

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Tech giant Apple is facing a lawsuit in the US over allegations that its monopoly on contactless payments made using iPhones constitutes anti-competitive conduct. iPhone users can only make contactless payments through Apple Pay, while users of Android-powered smartphones can choose between competin

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A first-of-its-kind summer festival has put the spotlight on how and why legal tech and legal operations are transforming in-house legal practice in Ireland. Hosted by Irish Tech General Counsel (ITGC), the free Legal TechOps Ireland event last Wednesday featured speakers including Alex Kelly, co-fo

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Philip Lee partners Sean McElligott and Anne Bateman examine coming changes to EU rules for big tech companies. On Tuesday, the European Parliament passed the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Marketing Act (DMA) in what European Commissioner, Thierry Breton referred to as a “landslide vo

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Global investment in data centre infrastructure more than doubled in 2021 and is expected to grow at the same pace this year, according to research by DLA Piper. A new report from the global law firm finds that total investment increased from $24.4 billion in 2020 to $59.5 billion in 2021, while the

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William Fry LLP has announced the appointment of Barry Scannell as a consultant in the firm's technology department. Mr Scannell has 15 years' experience as a technology lawyer and previously spent six years with IMRO as its director of legal affairs and regulatory compliance.

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Venture capital funding into Irish technology firms increased by 52 per cent to €379.7 million in the first quarter of this year, compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the latest Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) VenturePulse survey published in associati

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Dublin-based Leman Solicitors and Belfast-based Tughans have joined World Tech Legal, a global network of tech-focused law firms. The network, founded by Scottish firm MBM Commercial, was established to build an association of like-minded entrepreneurial law firms that have specific expertise in the

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