One of the unexpected offshoot discussions arising from the Blog Awards was the discomfort some of those attending felt at seeing their photographs and, to a lesser extent, discussions of them in general, appearing online afterwards. What that girl, Piaras Kelly and Damien Mulley's discussion boils down to is what degree of control a person can have over how they are depicted.
For those who might be interested, there is a talk on "Government and Privacy in the Digital Age" in Trinity College tonight. Suw Charman, Executive Director of the UK's Open Rights Group will be giving the keynote and TJ McIntyre of Digital Rights Ireland will be responding. It's chaired by Dr Eoin O'Dell of Trinity's Law Faculty as part of the Dublin Legal Workshop series of talks.
Irish Seal It isn't often you're thinking about podcasting and stumble on a reference to your own grandfather. But that's what happened today when I was bumped towards Richard Develan's site to listen to his trial "Saturday View"-style podcast, Sunday Brunch. I'd listened to it, and thought it a little too slow, a little too safe and not focused enough on Ireland, but not a bad start.
The sleepy days between Christmas and New Year are traditionally a time to release news you don’t want anyone to ask questions about. This year two stories found their way into the public domain which, now that we’re all trying to shake off the coma of Roses and tinsel, deserve a closer look.