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This year
Court dismisses claim DPC failed to fully investigate complaint over alleged Google data breach
The complaint was made by Dr Johnny Ryan, who is a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
'Money today for data tomorrow': Why are Tesco Clubcard prices so appealing?
‘It’s right there in front of you, the value that this company puts on knowing about you, it’s right conspicuously there and undeniable.’
Cyber security watchdog to outline what IT equipment Govt can buy amid Chinese CCTV concerns
ICCL last week highlighted security concerns about the cameras installed by the company Hikvision.
Human rights group raises concerns over Chinese cameras at the Oireachtas
A human rights group has highlighted security concerns about the cameras installed by the company Hikvision.
Last year
Irish Council for Civil Liberties demands that Gardaí not receive power to compel a password
Rights groups have also called on Gardaí to record the ethnicities of people stopped and search in order to prevent discrimination.
Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology
Civil liberties groups say it enables “mass surveillance”, the Minister for Justice disagrees.
Data complaint lodged against GeoDirectory for 'selling personal information' to companies
The ICCL said it was able to buy data about people living in Limerick and Dublin and whether they are “deprived’, “struggling” or “affluent”.
Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform
Liam Herrick says that the process of investigating tragic deaths is not functioning as it should be.
Ombudsman opens inquiry into whether EU is properly monitoring GDPR application in Ireland
The European Ombudsman is carrying out the inquiry on foot of a complaint from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
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Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended
The ICCL says that the Constitution requires that the State employ detention as “a very last resort”.
UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.
Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.
ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report
Since the start of the pandemic, anti-spit hoods have been used 118 times by Gardaí.
Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.
Urgent report being carried out into the 'lessons learned' by gardaí at Dublin eviction
Video footage of Wednesday’s eviction at a property on Berkeley Road was widely shared online.
Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers
Figures show the emergency powers were invoked a total of 192 times over the past month.
Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy
Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.
'Extremely problematic': Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí
Front-line gardaí are calling on An Garda Síochána to introduce body-cameras, which are increasingly used in jurisdictions worldwide.
'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee
The journalist and activist died by suicide in April 2017. Weeks before, images of her had been shared widely online.
'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim
Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.
Protest concerns raised by civil liberties body after reports of Direct Provision residents being targeted
There is a “pattern of intimidation and harassment” of protesters by gardaí, ICCL has said.
'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published
The Department of Social Protection says a “decision will made” once the full report becomes available.
An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'
A report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has criticised some Garda policies and practices.
Ireland has the highest rates of some hate crimes in the EU, but no proper laws to address it
A new report identifies “serious gaps” in Ireland’s hate crime laws.
'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb
The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.
'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card
A public meeting on the Public Services Card yesterday heard that the more data protection in Ireland changes, the more it stays the same.
Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.
Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister
Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.
Investor compensation fund able to deal with future significant company failures
In its annual report, the Investor Compensation Company Limited said 2013 was ‘challenging’ due to payouts to IBRC and CHC.
UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.
Restrictive Irish abortion law 'could be rejected by Europe'
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says Ireland must provide “accessible procedures” to figure out if abortion is legal.
Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step'
The Constututional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending that the Constitution be changed to allow for civil marriages for same-sex couples.
British Airways worker wins landmark religious discrimination case
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Nadia Eweida suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs.
Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg
The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.
Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.
Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.
Transgender people will be forced to divorce to achieve recognition
The Transgender Equality Network says recommendations for new legislation will force people who are married to make a choice between gender recognition and their relationship.
Last-minute rubberstamping of Public Service Cards scheme "a costly political stunt"
Irish civil rights group criticises Eamon O Cuiv issuing of ‘ID cards’ on last day in office.