European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: The Irish Times could only get as far as a statement from the press office on her behalf on the Safe Harbour ruling. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The news that Safe Harbour has been found to be unsuitable for the purpose it was intended will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following d(...)

Austrian Max Schrems waits for the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

The European Commission has vowed to keep open transatlantic data channels after the European Court of Justice ruled invalid on Tuesday the 15 year-o(...)

Austrian activist Max Schrems and lawyer Herwig Hofmann  after the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The European Court of Justice ruling on Tuesday concerned a referral from the Irish Court involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner in Porta(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has performed an important service to Irish and European consumers that deserves acknowledgment. Yesterday’s rul(...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Max Schrems/Europe-V-Facebook.or/PA Wire

Max Schrems, Europe’s data protection David, took on three Goliaths – in Brussels, Washington and Portarlington. And on Tuesday, Europe’s highest cour(...)

Max Shrems: Not an irritant but a canary in the Irish data mine. Photo AFP / Christian Bruna

If you knew a harbour was unsafe, would you anchor your boat there? Probably not. If the harbour authorities knew of safety issues yet kept silent an(...)

Zachary Nelson, chief executive officer of NetSuite. Mr Nelson said NetSuite will partner with Telecity Group to provide data centre services. Photo: Bloomberg

US software services company NetSuite is to open a major data centre in Dublin, bringing one of Silicon Valley’s largest and fastest-growing cloud-bas(...)

Austrian Max Schrems filed a data privacy infringement lawsuit against Facebook. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Q: The ECJ has ruled transatlantic data transfers under the “Safe Harbour” provision invalid. Has Europe’s highest court just broken the internet? A: (...)