But what kind of information are people seeking on Google before they cast their vote? Independent.ie analysed the most common referendum-related Google queries in Ireland over the last 90 days. The analysis was carried out under the terms; 'abortion referendum', 'Eighth Amendment', 'Repeal', 'abortion', 'referendum' and 'vote'. Here are the most common Googled questions - and the answers to go with them. 'Date for Ireland's abortion referendum?'Ireland's referendum will take place on Friday, May 25. Details about your polling station will be on your polling card and they will be open between 7am and 10pm on May 25. 'Voter registration'People had until May 8 to register to vote or to change their voting address. If you're not listed on checktheregister.ie then the best thing you can do is simply to ring your local authority and they should be able to check for certain. 'Abortion Referendum facts'The Referendum Commission gives independent and neutral information - the facts … [Read more...] about ‘What are the facts?’ and ‘What does Repeal mean?’: What people are Googling ahead of the Abortion Referendum
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EVERYONE has had loads of emails about updated privacy policies - and it's all to do with GDPR. Here's what is stands for and what it means for you. What is GDPR? What does it stand for? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, a new set of rules that come into effect on May 25. The GDPR is a piece of EU legislation passed by the European Parliament in 2016. It aims to make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details. Companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Data includes things like a person's name, email address and phone number, and also internet browsing habits collected by website cookies. Firms must also report any data breaches - including cyber attacks and accidental leaks - to authorities within 72 hours. It applies to all companies that collect data in the UK - even after Brexit, as the government is enshrining the same rules in UK law. Privacy campaigners have hailed the … [Read more...] about What is GDPR, what does it stand for and what does it mean for me?
THE General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect in May, is the biggest shakeup of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet. It is aimed at curbing US tech giants like Facebook - but sole traders in professions including plumbing and window cleaning could face crippling fines if they fall foul of the law. Here's what you need to know... What is GDPR and when does it take effect? The General Data Protection Regulation is a piece of EU legislation passed by the European Parliament in 2016. It is enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. Punishing fines for data misuse and breaches can reach £18million or 4 per cent of global annual turnover, whichever is higher. The GDPR aims to make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details. Strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Data includes things like a person's name, email address and phone … [Read more...] about What is GDPR, what date is the compliance deadline in 2018, what does it stand for and will it still apply in the UK after Brexit?
The second season of the hit mystery teen drama TV series has been rife with questions. One of the most prominent is the meaning behind a new tattoo that the character Clay receives. Although the tattoo isn’t initially finished due to his fainting, it’s a very symbolic act that’s actually representative of an actual real life movement concerned with the prevention of suicide, according to Bustle. The tattoo represents Project Semicolon, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 that uses a semicolon as its symbol. The organization aims to prevent suicide and aid those struggling with mental health issues. 13 Reasons Why has addressed the Semicolon Project in the hit Netflix show's second season Amy Bleuel, the founder of Project Semicolon, believes that a semicolon is representative of suicide because ‘a semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.’ … [Read more...] about 13 Reasons Why: What does Clay’s semicolon tattoo mean?
Newcastle United have finally filed their accounts - and they show the significant financial impact relegation had on the club. In the year ending June 30, 2017 - which covers the Magpies’ Championship-winning campaign - the Magpies made a significant operating loss. That was partly down to the huge drop in TV revenue between the Premier League and the Championship, but also Newcastle’s huge wage bill. The Magpies’ wage budget was the highest-ever recorded in the EFL, and would have been the equivalent of a mid-table Premier League club’s, too. Rafa Benitez, his coaching staff and the United squad did deliver a tremendous season, however, and ensured Newcastle returned to the top flight at the first time of asking. The players and Benitez received a bonus for their efforts, which is revealed in our video - while, impressively, the Magpies recorded a higher average attendance in the second tier than they did during the previous year in the Championship. But what … [Read more...] about Watch NUFC writer Chris Waugh discuss what accounts mean