Lessons from GDPR: Ireland and the new wave of EU digital regulation
The European Commission’s competition and digital regulation boss Margrethe Vestager came to Dublin on the back of passing a raft of new legislation to police the internet this summer. If Ireland doesn’t take a more active role in the patrol, she says she’ll do it herself.
A €100m fine for Bank of Ireland over its treatment of tracker customers — but why has it shed €710m in two days?
Yesterday, the Central Bank announced a record €100.5 million fine for Bank of Ireland over its treatment of customers on tracker mortgages. The fine, however, doesn't explain the 9.6 per cent drop in the bank's market value since Wednesday.
Goliath v Goliath: The EU’s online regulation drive puts it on a collision course with Musk
It may have been a coincidence, but the days surrounding the billionaire’s deal to acquire Twitter with the self-confessed goal of deregulating the platform saw a series of events going in the opposite direction in Europe.
Davy’s Brian McKiernan, revisionism and why new legislation about individual accountability really matters
The former Davy boss rightly argues that the Central Bank made no findings against individuals in the firm. But he neglects to mention that this was because of obsolete laws making it practically impossible. Will the government’s new legislation change the dynamic?
EU rules push Google to open new harmful content data room – in Dublin
Faced with the growing risks associated with false advertising and YouTube misinformation, the Silicon Valley giant is promising transparency through a new online safety centre located where its European business is based – here.
“Civil unrest doesn’t come from the impoverished, it comes from the people who have paid their dues and feel let down“
Gary McGann believes people need to see evidence of improvement if they are to regain trust in the establishment. In this candid interview, the business leader talks about politics, housing, betting and the highs and lows of his life in business.