For someone who is responsible for one of the biggest financial leaks in history and who now faces the prospect of jail, Antoine Deltour is remarkably(...)

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Three cases on the legality of bulk data collection pending at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could spell trouble for a new transatlantic data p(...)

  Austrian Max Schrems  before  the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in   October 2015,  which led to the dismantling of the Safe Harbour agreement  which let companies  self-certify that they provided European-level privacy safeguards to European data held in the US.  Photograph:   Julien Warnand/EPA

Will Privacy Shield – the proposed replacement for the disgraced Safe Harbour data exchange principles – be a runner? Businesses on both sides of the (...)

Cryptographers wait for their panel to begin at the RSA Conference, a major annual gathering of computer security experts, in San Francisco.

Opening speakers at the world’s largest technology security event have strongly defended the need to keep national governments from weakening technolo(...)

 Home secretary Theresa May: “Bill provides the public and parliament with greater confidence that there are robust measures in place to ensure that the powers are subject to world-leading safeguards.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British police will gain new powers to hack into phones and computers and access web browsing histories under new measures announced on Tuesday. Un(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: says the FBI, by asking Apple for help to unlock Syed Rizwan Farook’s phone, is trying to ‘build a back door to the iPhone’. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

In one of the most famous ads of the tech world, a woman bearing a hammer runs through a totalitarian dystopia towards the looming face of Big Brother(...)

The FBI wants Apple to help it hack into  encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Photograph: EPA

The US department of justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging(...)

 Apple chief executive Tim Cook: Argues that  a move to create a backdoor to iOS would undermine encryption. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

The confrontation between the technology industry and the FBI over encryption has deepened after Apple pledged to fight a court order that it help unb(...)

The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

 In 2013,  rogue National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden revealed that the US government was collecting data on all its citizens, abetted by the forced compliance of telecoms companies. Snowden’s leak stunned many into an awareness of the scale and power of the organisations seeking to monitor the data generated by our increasingly online lives.  Photograph:  AP Photo/The Guardian

In the decades since its inception, the internet has become the zone of an immense war. Nation states, corporations, hackers and hacktivists, terroris(...)