Liz Truss announces new UK vs EU case ahead of Northern Ireland debate
Liz Truss – the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom – sets off formal ‘dispute’ proceedings with the EU over UK access to European Union science programs.
British foreign secretary Liz Truss, has sparked formal ‘dispute’ proceed... Read more
Ireland could be getting more datacenters despite energy concerns
Controversy is brewing in Ireland as one development company challenges the prohibition of data center construction in the Dublin area. At the same time, Amazon was authorized to build two new sites near the city amidst rising concerns about data center energy consumption.
Back in June, th... Read more
Facebook and Instagram remain available in Europe for now
Facebook and Instagram are staying online for the foreseeable future. The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) wants to tighten the reins on Meta, but not every member state supports its case.
Ireland's DPA proposed a ban on intercontinental data transfers from Meta in July, threatening to remo... Read more
Microsoft’s data centers will provide energy to power grids
Microsoft's Irish data centers will be feeding power into the national grid before the end of the year. Thanks to new data center batteries, grid operators become less dependent on coal and gas.
An offline data centre is a worthless data centre. Servers must keep running. In any other case, the ... Read more
‘Facebook and Instagram will likely be unavailable in Europe’
The Irish privacy authority wants to ban data transfers between Meta and the United States. The bill can be implemented in a few months. There's a chance that Instagram and Facebook will no longer be available to European users.
The Irish privacy authority shared the proposal in a letter to all ... Read more
Ireland’s data centers now consume more energy than all rural homes
Newly released statistics reveal Ireland’s Data Centers now consume more electricity than all rural homes in the country combined. This has prompted concerns about sustainability and energy security.
Ireland has long been a popular host of data centers. Google, Meta (Facebook), Microsoft, and ... Read more
Intel and ASML install first EUV lithography system in Europe
Intel installed the first ASML EUV lithography system for high-performance chip manufacturing at its new Fab 34 facility in Ireland. This will enable the chip giant to produce even smaller chip circuits on a wafer.
The arrival of the EUV lithography system in Ireland should enable the production... Read more
EC defends Ireland’s tech watchdog as criticism mounts
The Commission rushes to the rescue of the beleaguered Irish privacy regulator.
Amid mounting criticism of Ireland’s privacy watchdog, top European Commission official Didier Reynders has come to Dublin’s defense. He is rejecting calls to penalize the country over claims it has failed to up... Read more
Report shows weak defenses made cyberattack on Irish hospitals easy
How a simple ransomware attack paralyzed a health service giant.
Ireland’s national health service was wholly unprepared for the ransomware attack that crippled its services in May and remains vulnerable to a second strike. This is according to a government-commissioned analysis published last... Read more
Irish DPC pushed to strip EU users of the right to consent
The Irish Data Protection Commission lobbied for social networks to not need user consent within EU privacy rules, according to documents obtained by privacy campaigner Max Schrems’s group.
The documents obtained by noyb.eu under the freedom of information law reveal that the Irish watchdog, a... Read more