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# data and security

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Voices
These simple steps will help guard your invaluable business data
If your password is ’123456′, change it now.
Voices
Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously
The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming – and not being prepared isn’t an option.
Voices
'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'
This entrepreneur talks about how a job in a computer repair shop led him into his own business.
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'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'
This entrepreneur talks about how a job in a computer repair shop led him into his own business.
# aylien
Meet the Dublin startup trying to win new business... and overcome Trump's travel ban
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Aylien.
# Startups
Meet the Dublin startup trying to win new business... and overcome Trump's travel ban
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Aylien.
# data and security
An Austrian activist can sue Facebook Ireland over use of his personal data
But the ECJ’s advocate general said Max Schrems can’t take a class action on behalf of others.
# data and security
Clare wants to exploit its 'cool temperate climate' to become a data centre hub
The local council is calling on landowners to suggest potential sites for such facilities.
Voices
Why firms using tools like fingerprint scanners could soon be in a legal minefield
New EU data protection rules mean companies have to reassess how they handle biometric info.
# Internet
Despite planning approval, Apple is still 'considering' its €850 million Galway data centre
The proposed Athenry facility has been mired in the planning process.
# Internet
Despite planning approval, Apple is still 'considering' its €850m Galway data centre
The proposed Athenry facility has been mired in the planning process.
# building and property
A court has rejected residents' last-ditch attempt to block Apple's Athenry data centre
The project has waited nearly three years to get the all-clear.
Voices
The most common scams aimed at Irish businesses - and how to guard against them
From simple to sophisticated, fraud is a problem facing firms of all sizes.
# data and security
The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre
The tech company has faced a near three-year wait for the development.
# data and security
The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre
The tech company has faced a near three-year wait for the development.
# Musgrave group
SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak stores hit by attempted cyber attack
The Musgrave Group has urged customers to check their bank statements as a precaution.
# Retail
SuperValu's owner has been hit by a cyber attack
Musgrave Group has urged customers to check their bank statements as a precaution.
# data and security
The data protection watchdog is investigating shops that hand out 'e-receipts'
Retailers have been audited to ensure they’re compliant with personal information rules.
# Planning Permission
Why Apple has been stuck in a three-year battle over its Athenry data centre
The US multinational is said to be tired of waiting for planning permission.
# building and property
Why Apple has been stuck in a three-year battle over its Athenry data centre
The US multinational is said to be tired of waiting for planning permission.
# Racial Abuse
Bouncer who was told all Romanians 'are thieves and liars' wins €20k in discrimination case
It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.
# Work
A security firm has to pay €20k to a bouncer told 'all Romanians are thieves and liars'
It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.
# data and security
GIVEAWAY: We've got FREE passes to one of Europe's top data conferences
Predict conference is coming to the RDS in October.
Voices
How to prepare for the new privacy laws 'with teeth' - and avoid huge fines for breaking them
This consultant delivers a masterclass in how SMEs should prepare for the GDPR.
# Policy
Motor insurance offices raided by the consumer watchdog in relation to alleged price-fixing
Insurance Ireland confirmed that its premises were also inspected by European officials.
Voices
Why in the near future even lawyers will need to understand code
Once the profession made do with quill and ink, but now it’s dealing with technologies like AI.
# apps and mobile
After a decade of EU wrangling, roaming charges are abolished from today
The change has been hailed as ‘one of the most tangible successes of the EU’.
Voices
Why some firms never fall victim to cyber-attacks - while their competitors do
There are steps every company can take to make themselves less vulnerable.
# Bad habit
Harvey Norman's security chief: 'I've caught nuns, priests and neighbours shoplifting'
Michael Neary warned that retail managers aren’t equipped to deal with court cases against thieves.
# data and security
A woman denies blackmailing Grant Thornton for €1 million over a huge data-protection breach
The accountancy firm accidentally sent her thousands of confidential details.
# Bad habit
Harvey Norman's security chief: 'I've caught nuns, priests and neighbours shoplifting'
Michael Neary warned that retail managers aren’t equipped to deal with court cases against thieves.
# data and security
Poll: Would you pay a 'ransomware' demand?
Victims in the WannaCry attack were told to hand over up to $600 to regain access to computer files.
Voices
Why everyone's talking about WannaCry - and how to protect your business
More than 200,000 victims worldwide have been hit in the unprecedented cyber-attack.
# Retail
Harvey Norman's security chief: 'I've caught nuns, priests and neighbours shoplifting'
Michael Neary warned that retail managers aren’t equipped to deal with court cases against thieves.
# resource and energy
Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland
The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.
# power hungry
Ireland's demand for power is rising fast - and it's mainly due to data centres
The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.
# resource and energy
Ireland's demand for energy is rising fast - and it's mainly due to data centres
The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.
# Data protection laws
Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info
The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.
# Transport
Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info
The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.
# Hardware
A Cork startup is turning DNA into the world's safest place for sensitive digital data
Helixworks, backed by one of Ireland’s top investors, is unveiling a machine to convert files into genetic code.