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on November 23rd, 2017

Founding Ireland’s Internet Policy Forum – a call to action

Against a backdrop of conflicting EU and US regulatory frameworks, IEDR chief executive David Curtin sets out the case for Ireland’s new Internet Policy Forum announced at Internet Day on 26 October Ireland is in a uniquely difficult position, caught in the crosshairs between opposing US and European systems of regulation and business practice. The opposing regulatory cultures of free speech and privacy are fundamentally incompatible. We are home to nine of the top ten global software companies and nine of the top fifteen internet companies, collectively employing tens of thousands of people. Their business is data—our data, and our…