Ireland will again come under huge pressure to be at the very forefront of regulating privacy for all of Europe and then really for all of the world.'
We live in an age of data. From our messages to our location, our search histories to our spending, we hand over much of our most private information to Big Tech companies, for whom that data has become one of the most valuable commodities on earth. Because many of those companies have their corporate headquarters and data centres in this country, Ireland has found itself at the centre of European debates about the regulation of privacy.
At Ireland’s Edge in Dingle I spoke with Dr David Kenny, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity College Dublin, about the legal debates behind the dizzying world of data.