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(...)

In the EU privacy is a fundamental right. Europe wants the US to guarantee that the data of EU citizens will have all the same protections in the US that are provided under this fundamental right in the EU

Europe and the US failed to reach agreement on a new Safe Harbour legal framework for data transfers. That much was immediately clear as Vera Jourov(...)

US and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an American whistleblower and published in international media on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Dusan Vranic

The United States and Britain have hacked the video feeds from Israeli drones in an operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed (...)

Today is international data privacy day. Many of us associate data privacy with Gsoc and journalists’ phone calls or Edward Snowden but data privacy i(...)

Locked out: can a nation state demand data held in another state’s territory, circumventing treaties and agreements?

The fate of emails sitting in a Dublin-based computer server will soon be determined by a US court in a critical case that will shape – and perhaps en(...)

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Microsoft has pledged to inform users of its email and cloud storage services if their account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers, The com(...)

Digital privacy became a truly dominant international concern this year with high-profile breaches including the Ashley Madison website. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

In the first week of January this year, I began the new year with a prediction. “Privacy will be a big issue in 2015. In Ireland as well as internati(...)

You wanted to know how to  de-Google your life in six steps. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

It was the year during which we learned that there were Irish names in HSBC files, that pension entitlement was an issue for Irish women and that our (...)

“When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.” Manning stated during her 2013 trial.

What would you do if you uncovered something you knew to be profoundly wrong, something that the public had a right to know about but you weren’t supp(...)