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European Commission Launches Online Dispute Resolution For Consumers And Business

Have you ever had a dispute with a business over a purchase made online within the European Union? Have you had difficulties resolving the complaint? If so, help is at hand. The European Commission this week has launched a new online platform to enable businesses and their customers resolve disputes over purchases made online. The […]

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Lack Of Safe Harbor Could Hurt

If you have an even passing interest in privacy you’ll probably be aware that “Safe Harbor” is dead. Safe Harbor (sic) was, essentially, an agreement that allowed for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US safely. Essentially US companies agreed that they’d apply the same standards of privacy (and security) to […]

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Doing Some Lobbying “On The Hill”

Just over a week ago I was in Washington DC as part of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition‘s delegation. Over the course of two days we met with quite a few Hill staffers, congress people and representatives. It was a fascinating experience, though also incredibly tiring. Why does Blacknight care? Blacknight is an Irish company. While […]

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Retweets, Likes & Shares Don’t Help Refugees

I’m not sure how people were able to support causes before the advent of social media. How did they like, share or retweet hashtags and vacuous catchy phrases? It must have been so hard .. Oh wait .. Didn’t we all pony up cash and actually help fund those organisations “on the ground”? Remember Live […]

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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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Save The Link!

Links. They are what drive the web. The humble link is how we connect one website to another, how we share those funny cat videos, those emotional moments, the stories of the day. If it’s on the web then you need a link to reach it (somehow). But what if you had to get permission […]

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Blacknight to Sponsor Digital Rights Europe 2015 Conference

Blacknight to Sponsor Digital Rights Europe 2015 Conference The Irish registrar and hosting company are also offering 50% off ticket prices March 31, 2015 – Carlow, Ireland – Blacknight, Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company have been announced as the platinum sponsor for the 2015 Digital Rights Europe conference. Digital Rights Europe is a […]

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6 Things Every Business Owner Should Do

So you’ve invested in an online presence. You’ve got your own domain name, right? You’ve got an attractive website? Have you forgotten anything? Here are 6 things we think every business website owner needs to do with their website to help bring it to the next level and make consumers comfortable doing business with you […]

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Win €5k To Promote Your .EU Website!

How would you like to win €5 thousand to promote your website? How about an expenses paid trip to Brussels? Sound intriguing? The .eu registry, EUrid, announced the “EU Web Awards” last week and it’s pretty exciting. The competition is free to enter and all you need to do is be running a cool site […]

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