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Online safety regulations must be prioritised – Higgins
The establishment of online safety regulations must be treated as a matter of urgency for Ireland despite warnings from social media giants, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Protect yourself from online shopping fraud
Shoppers should be extra vigilant when purchasing goods online following a rise in fraudulent activity, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Higgins calls for greater balance between user mental health and privacy rights on Facebook
User mental health must be held in equal esteem as data protection on social media platforms like Facebook, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Move to shut down promotion of reckless ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ is welcome but social media companies must remain vigilant – Higgins
Fine Gael’s Social Media Spokesperson has said a move by Facebook to pull promotion of a planned event entitled ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ is welcome, but social media companies must remain vigilant for similar content.
Cancel Reckless ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ – Higgins
Fine Gael’s Social Media Spokesperson has called on social media companies to remove all content from their platforms about a planned event billed as a ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ and asked the organisers to have a bit of cop-on and cancel this reckless event.
Garda powers to seize quads and scramblers will help tackle scourge of anti-social behaviour
New measures giving Gardaí additional powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes engaged in anti-social behaviour will make communities safer for everyone, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Online Safety Commissioner should have role in deciding digital age of consent
The Online Safety Commissioner should have a role in deciding the digital age of consent to protect our young people online, a Fine Gael TD has said.
3,000 first time buyers to benefit from new affordable housing scheme
A new plan for affordable housing where the State provides equity support should help 3,000 individuals or families in getting a new home, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Clear need to regulate fake and automated social media accounts in the context of political campaigning – Higgins
There is a clear need to regulate fake and automated social media accounts in the context of political campaigning, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins, is the Fine Gael Spokesperson on Social Media & Fintech, and was speaking after the commencement of pre-legislative scrutiny on the Electoral Reform Bill this week.
2021 must be the year to eliminate the Gender Pay Gap – Higgins
2021 must be the year to eliminate the Gender Pay Gap, a Fine Gael TD and former Chief of Staff of Global Operations at PayPal has said. Deputy Emer Higgins, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, is encouraging the Government to press ahead with the Gender Pay Gap Bill as a matter of priority in 2021.