Archive | policy

People stand near the padlock. Protection of personal data and cyber protection. Protection of human rights and minorities. Limiting civil liberties, digital dictatorship. Protection, safety networks

Talking Human Rights and Business at the UN

Next week I’ll be in Paris for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The event, which is now in its 13th year, is held under the auspices of the United Nations, with this year’s edition being held in the UNESCO buildings in central Paris. The IGF tends to attract a varied group of people from government, […]

Continue Reading 0
Video thumbnail for youtube video 89zkydx0fpw

Say NO to the Filternet!

Copyright is important to protect content creators. That’s not a problem in itself, however some of the proposals that governments have come up with over the years to help protect and enforce copyright have gone way too far. The EU copyright reforms have been under discussion for several years and while the “spirit” of the […]

Continue Reading 2
Britain European Union decision as a brexit leave concept and UK leaving vote or Euro zone crisis as a pencil with the british flag erasing a star of the Europe icon as a 3D illustration.

Brexit Impact on .EU Domains

We are a domain name registrar and hosting provider, so we aren’t going to get embroiled in a philosophical debate about Brexit. We, do, however care deeply about how Brexit can impact our clients and there is a tangible impact of Brexit on some of our clients and the products and services we provide them […]

Continue Reading 3
Many brass and chrome old keys on a clipboard with blank white paper. Security and encryption, concept image.

Keeping More Data in the European Union

We’ve written quite a bit over the last few months about data protection, privacy and, of course, GDPR. We’ve always been very cautious about how our data and that of our clients is handled. Wherever possible we’ve always tried to keep data in Ireland or at least firmly within the European Union. However in some […]

Continue Reading
Female police officer on duty. State of emergency. Counter-terrorism.

What can law Enforcement Expect From us?

A few weeks ago I wrote about how and why we’re planning on doing a transparency report. The rationale behind providing the transparency report is fairly self-evident. However if we’re going to be transparent about what people are asking us for, whether those requests are valid or not, then we should be transparent with third […]

Continue Reading
The phrase Top Secret typed on an old Typewriter

Increasing Transparency

I’ve always been a strong believer in being honest and transparent with our clients. Lying to them or misleading them, be that in our communications or our marketing, in my mind was never going to be a winning strategy. As a company this is an ethos we’ve tried to instil with all our staff and […]

Continue Reading
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR compliance symbol. Vector illustration

Some Changes for GDPR Compliance

GDPR comes into force this Friday, so it’s time for us to give another small update on what we’ve been doing. TLDR version? All our policies can be found here. We’ve always tried to be transparent about what we do and why we do it, so, in many respects, GDPR doesn’t really change that, but […]

Continue Reading
Inscription revealed on old paper - GDPR General Data Protection Regulation

Public WHOIS in a GDPR World

Come May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation aka GDPR will be in force and many companies will have made significant changes to how they handle personal information in order to comply with the law. I recently shared a “bird’s eye view” of our GDPR preparation and we’ve already touched on how .IE and .UK […]

Continue Reading
Handwriting text Gdpr Motivational Call. Concept meaning General Data Protection Regulation Information Safety written Painted Sticky Note Paper within paper balls plain background Marker.

The Obligatory GDPR Update

On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full force. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months you’ll both know about it and hopefully will be prepared for it. The bottom line with GDPR is that it gives people more control over their privacy and […]

Continue Reading