Three Ireland has switched on its 5G network in Ireland, deploying around 315 base stations, giving a total coverage of around 35% of the Irish population. Around 500 more are expected to be deployed by the end of 2020, with Three having invested around €100 million in the rollout over the last year
The European commission is to appeal a court ruling that said Apple did not have to pay €13bn (£11.9bn) in alleged back taxes to the Irish government, reopening a landmark battle in the EU’s campaign to stop sweetheart deals for multinationals.
Huawei is to extend its investment in StorySign, in an effort to enhance the experience for Deaf children in Ireland. Back in 2018, using AI and augmented reality, Huawei created StorySign - a literacy platform for deaf children.
Vodafone has launched Ireland’s first commercial 5G service, covering Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. Vodafone says it will expand the network to other locations over the coming months with a full roll-out forecast by the end of 2020.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an investigation into whether Google’s online advertising exchange illegally uses sensitive personal information about internet users, such as their race, health and political opinions.
France's National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (CNIL) has fined Google €50 million for a breach of GDPR. The CNIL’s restricted committee imposed the penalty for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalisation.”.
Due to the fact that US Congress has now made clear that a U.S. search warrant covers emails stored overseas, the US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to moot a case involving a data demand issued to Microsoft for a drug-trafficking suspect’s emails held in Ireland.
At the BlackBerry Security Summit in London today, BlackBerry launched a new cybersecurity consulting services aimed at enabling the enterprise General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.