Use of Big Data to predict human behaviour demands regulation, says UCC professor

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on October 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Privacy and data protection legislation worldwide is ill-equipped to deal with the Big Data revolution, according to a University College Cork professor. Professor Maeve McDonagh from UCC’s School of Law and an academic lawyer was speaking at a panel discussion at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, organised by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and UCC …” (more)

[Steve Neville, Irish Examiner, 21 October]

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Galway chair for Gaza

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2014 by steve

“The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway has welcomed the appointment of its Honorary Chairman, Professor William Schabas, to a new UN Commission of Inquiry …” (more)

[Independent, 13 August]

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UCC and the United Nations are teaming up under a new water initiative

Posted in Research on July 9th, 2014 by steve

“The United Nations Environment Programme has chosen UCC to lead the way in assisting with their Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water) …” (more)

[Greg Murphy, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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Irish academic nominated as US ambassador to UN

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2013 by steve

“US President Barack Obama has nominated Samantha Power, an Irish-born former White House aide, to replace Susan Rice as US ambassador to the United Nations …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 June]

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College earns top honours for disabled sports

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2012 by steve

“An Irish third-level institution has been recognised by the United Nations organisation for Education, Science and Culture as a centre of excellence in providing access to sport for people with disabilities …” (more)

[Independent, 3 December]

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