Impact case study award for Dr. T.J. McIntyre

A European law providing for mass surveillance of the entire population was struck down in 2014 following seven years of litigation by Digital Rights Ireland. Sutherland School of Law lecturer Dr. T.J. McIntyre is the chair of Digital Rights Ireland and the legal arguments in the case were based on his research into privacy and data protection rights. This judgment, by the European Court of Justice, was a landmark decision for privacy and has led to similar surveillance laws being struck down across the EU. Dr. McIntyre has testified on the litigation before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, which has adopted his submissions calling for reform of the law in Ireland.

Related publications:

Judicial Oversight of Surveillance: The Case of Ireland in Comparative Perspective

Implementing Information Privacy Rights in Ireland

Data retention in Ireland: Privacy, policy and proportionality

Related videos:

Testimony during Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017