Dwyer -v- Commissioner of An Garda Síochána & ors, [2018] IEHC 685 (2018)

Docket Number:2015 No. 351 P
Party Name:Dwyer, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána & ors
 
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THE HIGH COURT[2015 No. 351 P]BETWEENGRAHAM DWYER PLAINTIFFAND

COMMISSIONER OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND ATTORNEY GENERAL

DEFENDANTS1. Introduction

1.1 In what circumstances does a democracy tolerate State mandated electronic surveillance of every citizen who uses a telephone device? To what extent is the State bound by European Union law (“EU law”) and the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) when introducing or applying domestic law which provides for mass electronic surveillance? What effect have the “dispositifs” (judgments by way of communications from the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”)) on Courts of other Member States on applying EU law in Ireland?

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