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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched a new unit which will "investigate, litigate and advocate" to protect human rights globally. The new unit, called Enforce, will respond to the "tech threat to democracy and human rights" by investigating technology and tech industry practices

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More than 850 business leaders from the European tech industry and beyond attended the sixth edition of global law firm DLA Piper’s European Tech Summit at The Convention Centre in Dublin this week.

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Six major technology companies have been designated by the European Commission as "gatekeepers" under the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) and now have six months to bring their services in compliance with the law. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft have been designated in respect of 2

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Meta's new social media app Threads, widely seen as a rival to Twitter, has been launched in the US and the UK but is not yet available in Ireland or the rest of the EU due to regulatory concerns. Threads, a text-based spin-off from Instagram, is now available in more than 100 countries — but

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ByrneWallace LLP has welcomed back Laura Greene, who previously trained with the firm, as a partner in its technology law practice. Ms Greene specialises in advising the private and public sector on a broad range of IT-related matters including software development and licensing, outsourcing, large

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Addleshaw Goddard has extended its successful AG Elevate programme for UK tech businesses to include Ireland for the first time. The fast-track 10-month programme is designed to advance tech businesses in all sectors of the economy through legal challenges that arise as they grow.

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Queen's University Belfast School of Law has launched a new Global Intellectual Property and Technology Centre (G-IPTech) aimed at becoming a global hub of excellence for intellectual property and technology law. Professor Giancarlo Frosio has been appointed as director of the centre, an interdiscip

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, examines the potential impact of new AI-powered tools on legal practice. E-discovery is the process by which traditional discovery, a process in litigation whereby the parties exchange and review potentially relevant documents, has been increasingly

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New EU rules regulating large online platforms classified as "digital gatekeepers" have come into force and will be implemented within months. The EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) was proposed by the European Commission in December 2020 and agreed by the European Parliament in record time in March 2022.

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UK consumers are at risk of predatory practices by big tech firms because of delays in promised competition legislation, an influential Westminster committee has said. A new report by the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee notes that the government has not yet published the Di

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