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Uber, AirBNB: Lay off 'em, EC tells member states

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The EU is playing a dangerous privacy game too with the country in charge...

...a lite touch regulator with no independence and heavy reliance on jobs from US multinationals... Anyone still remember Uber and their creepy 'you people are so interesting' one-night stand analysis.. ???

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http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0313/686753-data-protection/

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"An epic fail for Ireland’s data protection laws - In the Microsoft case, the Government’s stance is right. But it is also staggeringly duplicitous. It shows that the State will defend critical data protection and privacy rights when they are directly interwoven with corporate interests. But it will not do so when the fundamental rights of its own citizens are at stake."

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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/an-epic-fail-for-ireland-s-data-protection-laws-1.2512866

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"Independence of Data Protection Commissioner questioned - Repeated criticism The commissioner’s office is considered one of the most important regulatory roles in Europe because of the high number of multinational, data-rich firms based in Ireland, including Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn. It has come under repeated criticism from some EU sources for being “soft” on regulation, partly because of the number of jobs such firms support here."

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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/independence-of-data-protection-commissioner-questioned-1.2513682

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"Ireland's hefty data industry demands equally big industry cop • The Register - Though the DPC was given something of a face-lift last year, it is still far from adored. In January, Digital Rights Ireland instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the commissioner's office was truly an “independent data protection authority” under EU law. The DPC has also been accused by some of having failed to be a strong enforcer and of merely accommodating complaints. In is annual reports, the DPC revealed surprisingly low statistics on data complaints, having instead marked communications from the public as “contacts” even if they contained grievances."

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/10/ireland_eu_us_data_protection_regulator/

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"Data Protection Day to be marked at Trinity College Dublin - “Companies are testing all kinds of algorithms which calculate a price just for you, which is a whole new level of [data personalisation] most people are not aware of"

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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/data-protection-day-to-be-marked-at-trinity-college-dublin-1.2512757

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