Facebook’s bid to play Cupid shot down over data privacy concerns
The social media giant left its lead privacy regulator out in the cold over plans to launch a new dating feature across the EU
Love was meant to be all around last Thursday. Then the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) got involved, and it was more Heartbreak Hotel than You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.
The normally reserved language of the DPC was cast aside as it laid out exactly why it was opposed to Facebook’s planned Valentine’s Day launch of a new dating feature across the EU. Facebook Dating, which is already available...
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Comment: Fossil fuel subsidies must be halted in Ireland
Some €2.4 billion in direct subsidies and revenue foregone supported fossil fuel activities in Ireland in 2018, according to the CSO, an increase of 8 per cent on 2017
Analysis: EU’s digital overhaul will allow smaller firms to challenge big tech
E-commerce businesses will now be able to gain insight into the complex algorithms that have given tech giants such as Amazon their competitive edge
Comment: The role of the university is changing and governance needs to be fit for purpose
The current model where governing bodies have up to 40 members cannot continue
George Soros: EU member states should issue perpetual bonds
Investors will buy perpetual bonds only from an entity that they believe will continue to exist for the foreseeable future, sadly this is not true of the European Union today — so the time has come for individual nations to take action