Tagann an Breathar Mor go hEireann
Translation: Big Brother comes to Ireland. There was a time when Irish legislation on e-commerce and the Net was a beacon of good sense and government restraint (especially compared with the UK’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, 2000. No longer. The current Irish regime is planning a Bill with ferocious data-retention powers. Karlin Lillington has written a fine opinion piece in the Irish Times attacking the proposal and pointing out the slippery slope down which the government now proposes to slide.