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Irish Copyright Act 2019 New IP Provisions

The remaining sections of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 were enacted on 26 December introducing a number of significant and long-awaited changes to the copyright regime in Ireland. The 2019 Act modernises Irish copyright law and implements certain exceptions to copyright infringement permitted under the EU Info Soc Directive. It modernises the law in a number of respects and bolsters the position ...

   Monday, January 6th


New contract regulations for electronic communications services

The European Commission has adopted an implementing regulation establishing a template for the contract summary that electronic communications services operators should provide to consumers in the EU. The providers of these services, such as telephony, messaging or internet, will need to give to the consumers a summary of the contract before the conclusion of a contract. The summary will include the main conditions of ...

  Thursday, January 2nd


ICS CIO Profile - Barry Lowry, Irish Government CIO

This month we've been speaking to Barry Lowry about his role as the Irish Government's Chief Information Officer.Lowry is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a member of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Barry Lowry, CIO, Irish Government Bio:  Barry has spent over thirty five years working in ICT. He started as a Trainee Programmer in the Northern Ireland Civil ...

  Tuesday, December 17th


In memoriam - Geoff McMullen

On behalf of all ICS members we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Geoff McMullen who recently passed away.Geoff worked closely with the Irish Computer Society and ECDL Ireland for many years and contributed greatly to society.Geoff began working in IT in the 60's with roles at Univac, Shell, JANET and Ukerna going on to run the ...

  Tuesday, December 17th


Is technical debt always bad?

Technical debt refers to the cost of delivering software or services which will require rework due to known or unknown factors.Often it is caused by choosing an easy or quick solution due to time pressures, lack of ability, negligence or a legacy system so old or complex that no one is confident in making changes to.Not all technical debt is bad, and ...

  Monday, December 16th


ENISA proposes Best Practices and Techniques for Pseudonymisation

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) published a new report on “Pseudonymisation Techniques and Best Practices”, which explores the basic notions of pseudonymisation, as well as technical solutions that can support implementation in practice.In the light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the challenge of proper application of pseudonymisation to personal data is gradually becoming a highly debated topic in many ...

  Monday, December 16th


Cyber Resilience Sungard AS Briefing Slides Available

Thank you on behalf of Sungard AS to those who attended the cyber resilience briefing on 3 December 2019. We hope you enjoyed it.Cyber attacks come in many different forms, and far from being aimed solely at the operation of the business, cyber criminals aim to cause a great deal of reputational and financial impact on their targets. Delegates from the Cyber Resilience Briefing, held ...

  Friday, December 13th


Meet the IT Architect - Interview with Roger Stoffers, Enterprise Architect at the Volksbank

Translating business strategies and processes to deliver core functionality to fulfill capability needs is a at the core of being an Enterprise Architect according Roger Stoffers at Volksbank. The video was made by Iasa Global, the international body of which Iasa Ireland is a member.The video offers interesting thoughts on the myth of digital transformation being something new (isn't it what enterprise architects ...

   Thursday, December 12th


Irish Copyright Act 2019 New IP Provisions

The remaining sections of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 were enacted on 26 December introducing a number of significant and long-awaited changes to the copyright regime in Ireland. The 2019 Act modernises Irish copyright law and implements certain exceptions to copyright infringement permitted under the EU Info Soc Directive. It modernises the law in a number of respects and bolsters the position ...

   Monday, January 6th


New contract regulations for electronic communications services

The European Commission has adopted an implementing regulation establishing a template for the contract summary that electronic communications services operators should provide to consumers in the EU. The providers of these services, such as telephony, messaging or internet, will need to give to the consumers a summary of the contract before the conclusion of a contract. The summary will include the main conditions of ...

  Thursday, January 2nd


ICS CIO Profile - Barry Lowry, Irish Government CIO

This month we've been speaking to Barry Lowry about his role as the Irish Government's Chief Information Officer.Lowry is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a member of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Barry Lowry, CIO, Irish Government Bio:  Barry has spent over thirty five years working in ICT. He started as a Trainee Programmer in the Northern Ireland Civil ...

  Tuesday, December 17th


In memoriam - Geoff McMullen

On behalf of all ICS members we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Geoff McMullen who recently passed away.Geoff worked closely with the Irish Computer Society and ECDL Ireland for many years and contributed greatly to society.Geoff began working in IT in the 60's with roles at Univac, Shell, JANET and Ukerna going on to run the ...

  Tuesday, December 17th


Is technical debt always bad?

Technical debt refers to the cost of delivering software or services which will require rework due to known or unknown factors.Often it is caused by choosing an easy or quick solution due to time pressures, lack of ability, negligence or a legacy system so old or complex that no one is confident in making changes to.Not all technical debt is bad, and ...

  Monday, December 16th


ENISA proposes Best Practices and Techniques for Pseudonymisation

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) published a new report on “Pseudonymisation Techniques and Best Practices”, which explores the basic notions of pseudonymisation, as well as technical solutions that can support implementation in practice.In the light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the challenge of proper application of pseudonymisation to personal data is gradually becoming a highly debated topic in many ...

  Monday, December 16th


Cyber Resilience Sungard AS Briefing Slides Available

Thank you on behalf of Sungard AS to those who attended the cyber resilience briefing on 3 December 2019. We hope you enjoyed it.Cyber attacks come in many different forms, and far from being aimed solely at the operation of the business, cyber criminals aim to cause a great deal of reputational and financial impact on their targets. Delegates from the Cyber Resilience Briefing, held ...

  Friday, December 13th


Meet the IT Architect - Interview with Roger Stoffers, Enterprise Architect at the Volksbank

Translating business strategies and processes to deliver core functionality to fulfill capability needs is a at the core of being an Enterprise Architect according Roger Stoffers at Volksbank. The video was made by Iasa Global, the international body of which Iasa Ireland is a member.The video offers interesting thoughts on the myth of digital transformation being something new (isn't it what enterprise architects ...

   Thursday, December 12th