Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into the processing of children's data by Instagram, part of Facebook Ireland Limited.
Published 19 October 2020
Social media giant Facebook has played down suggestions that it will withdraw from Europe despite suggesting in an Irish court filing that it may have to.
Published 24 September 2020
A fashion blogger and social media influencer has launched High Court proceedings against Facebook in a bid to identify online trolls.
Published 21 August 2020
Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed has been hired to represent German IT giant Northern Data AG in legal proceedings to be brought against Twitter in the Irish courts, according to reports.
Published 27 July 2020
Karolina Rozhnova: Over the rainbow – High Court orders Twitter to disclose information about parody account
William Fry trainee solicitor Karolina Rozhnova considers a recent case in which Twitter was ordered by the High Court to disclose information about a parody account.
Published 10 June 2020
Ireland's data protection watchdog has reached significant milestones in separate investigations into Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.
Published 27 May 2020
Legislative plans to establish a "robust regulatory framework" to deal with the spread of harmful online content have been set out by the Government.
Published 10 January 2020
A lack of real competition to tech giants Google and Facebook could mean people are already missing out on the next new idea from a potential rival, the Competition and Markets Authority has said in a new report.
Published 20 December 2019
Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter, where the identities of the two boys who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel were shared, have been stuck out, despite the continuation of "alarming posts" online.
Published 25 November 2019
New rules governing social media companies based in Ireland aim to be "robust" and equip a media commission with “significant enforcement powers”, the Department of Communications has said.
Published 25 November 2019
Social media giants including Facebook and Twitter are likely to face significant fines for misuse of personal data, Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has warned.
Published 13 September 2019
Social media giant Facebook has been asked to provide more information to the Data Protection Commission about its now-suspended practice of handing user audio clips to external contractors.
Published 15 August 2019
Gardaí have referred nearly a dozen people for prosecution in relation to social media posts identifying the killers of schoolgirl Ana Kriégel, according to reports.
Published 8 August 2019
Lawyers for a man acquitted of rape last year have told a court that his legal entitlement to anonymity is being breached by Google search results of his name.
Published 2 August 2019
Facebook has been ordered to pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for privacy violations following an investigation into its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Published 25 July 2019