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Devaluation

Neither Minister noticed, as Advocate-General Bot now says, that he was attending a Community institution, as opposed to a Union institution.

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Identity

Possibly, identity is not coincidental with the person. A person may have several “identitiesâ€?. Some commentators deny that “identity theftâ€? is possible. In their view, what happens is the deception of a person or persons other than the person whose “identityâ€? was stolen.

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Clean up your act!

In Wicklow County Council v. Fenton & Ors [2002] IEHC 102 (31 July 2002) the High Court likened the owner of an illegal dump to a receiver of stolen property. Without a receiver there can be no profit in theft; without an illegal dump there can be no illegal dumping. The court accepted the principle advanced by the applicant Council that it did not have to prove negligence; that the state of mind of the Respondents was not required to […]

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All’s fair in love and war

I have written elsewhere that legal proceedings are not a search for truth. Nevertheless, in legal proceedings, as in war, there are limits to restrain the parties.

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So sorry!

There is good reason to say that Governments have little concern about the protection of personal data, as previously posted HERE.

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Here’s your drug test, Minister…

Luckily for bookmakers, probability is not reliably intuitive. What is the value of a random drug test?

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A cup of tea for Mr. Obama!

I suggest the true reason is very deep; candidate or no, Barack Obama is, essentially, on the wrong side of an asymmetric relationship. The State has and owns the information it took from him and feels no obligation to him for that. In short, the Privacy Act 1974, like all such provisions anywhere, is a sop.

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Trouble in the Port Tunnel

The real news story of the Dublin Port Tunnel is not its faults; it is the role of the whistleblower/s.

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Digital Rights Ireland Litigation

There are currently three Motions before the High Court. They are, currently appearing in Court 1 Distillery Church St. Dublin 7.

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Facebook’s European Privacy Problem

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?, originally uploaded by nolifebeforecoffee. There is a suggestion in the Irish Times that Facebook Inc may be considering locating a European base of operations in Ireland. In that context it may be useful to consider the current situation regarding Facebook, its attendant applications and their use of Irish and European users’ Personal Data. The main question is whether all of Facebook’s behaviour is in compliance with Europe’s Data Protection Law, and the extent to which […]

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