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New rules to improve fairness of online platforms' trading practices

The EU have reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online via marketplaces, hotels using booking platforms, or app developers are amongst those who will benefit from the new rules agreed today. The new Regulation will create a more predictable and transparent trading ...

  Tuesday, February 19th


EU makes copyright laws fit for the digital age

The EU has agreed to make the copyright rules fit for digital era in Europe and bring tangible benefits to all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, cultural heritage institutions, and citizens. The political agreement reached will adapt copyright rules to today's world, where music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content platforms have become the main gateways to access creative works and ...

   Tuesday, February 19th


Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts

On January 29, 2019, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector submitted their first reports on the measures they are taking to comply with the Code of Practice on Disinformation. There has been some progress, notably in removing fake accounts and limiting the visibility of sites that promote disinformation. However, additional action is needed to ensure full transparency of political ads ...

   Monday, February 4th


UK will be a 'Third Country' for Data Transfers post-brexit

Minister for Data Protection, Pat Breen this week gave clarity on Ireland’s position on Data Transfers with the UK post-Brexit at the National Data Protection Conference at Croke Park.“The Withdrawal Agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK is the result of a long and difficult negotiation process and represents a fair and balanced deal.  The European Council has ...

  Monday, January 28th


World's largest area of safe data flows is created

The Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee composed of representatives of the EU Member States. Together ...

   Friday, January 25th


ICS's vision for the future

The shortage of IT professionals with the right skills is driving up costs, delaying projects and draining talent. Find out how we want to solve this in our video below. We've spent a lot of time recently considering the direction of the IT profession in Ireland. Where is IT going, what does it mean to be a member of ICS, or any of the ...

   Thursday, January 10th


Data transfers to and from the UK in event of a 'no deal' Brexit

This preliminary guidance is relevant for any Irish entities that have data processing operations that involve transfers of personal data to the UK, including Northern Ireland. In the event of a ‘no deal’ UK exit from the EU, those entities will require a transfer mechanism to be in place from 30 March 2019 in order to continue to lawfully transfer personal data to the UK.Under ...

   Wednesday, January 9th


New rules to improve fairness of online platforms' trading practices

The EU have reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online via marketplaces, hotels using booking platforms, or app developers are amongst those who will benefit from the new rules agreed today. The new Regulation will create a more predictable and transparent trading ...

  Tuesday, February 19th


EU makes copyright laws fit for the digital age

The EU has agreed to make the copyright rules fit for digital era in Europe and bring tangible benefits to all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, cultural heritage institutions, and citizens. The political agreement reached will adapt copyright rules to today's world, where music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content platforms have become the main gateways to access creative works and ...

   Tuesday, February 19th


Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Ray Cahill

ICS welcomes Ray Cahill, International Vice President, for Change Healthcare as a new fellow of the society.Ray joined Change Healthcare (previously called McKesson) in 2010 and was responsible for delivering a significant national IT programme in conjunction with the HSE.  Today, Ray leads an organisation that is promoting and delivering advanced diagnostic IT solutions which aims to promote better, healthier lives.With over twenty ...

  Tuesday, February 12th


Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts

On January 29, 2019, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector submitted their first reports on the measures they are taking to comply with the Code of Practice on Disinformation. There has been some progress, notably in removing fake accounts and limiting the visibility of sites that promote disinformation. However, additional action is needed to ensure full transparency of political ads ...

   Monday, February 4th


UK will be a 'Third Country' for Data Transfers post-brexit

Minister for Data Protection, Pat Breen this week gave clarity on Ireland’s position on Data Transfers with the UK post-Brexit at the National Data Protection Conference at Croke Park.“The Withdrawal Agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK is the result of a long and difficult negotiation process and represents a fair and balanced deal.  The European Council has ...

  Monday, January 28th


World's largest area of safe data flows is created

The Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee composed of representatives of the EU Member States. Together ...

   Friday, January 25th


Every job will be a digital job.

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research. “The European Commission has predicted that 90 per ...

  Tuesday, January 22nd