A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels

A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in one of the first tests of(...)

A deal to force Internet companies such as Google and Facebook to abide by EU rules is a first step in a wider reform package to tighten privacy laws

Companies based outside the European Union must meet Europe’s data protection rules, ministers agreed on Friday, although governments remain divided o(...)

Jan Philipp Albrecht is the European parliamentary politician most closely identified with the politics of the digital era. At a time when data(...)

It’s official: the EU data retention directive has been declared invalid by Europe’s highest court this week, after Irish privacy advocates, Di(...)

Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, with by girlfriend Francesca Pascale, leaving the People of Freedom party’s national convention in Rome late last year. He has lost the appeal against his tax fraud conviction. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s highest appeals court last night confirmed a two-year ban from public office for centre-right leader and former prime minister Silvio B(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. His country is under increased scrutiny after his  government introduced constitutional amendments limiting the powers of Hungary’s top court. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The European Commission will today unveil new powers to intervene in countries where there is a threat to the rule of law, in a bid to take a t(...)

An iPhone display warning about in-app purchases on the game Smurfs’ Village

Owning living, breathing animals can cost a lot of money but the virtual ones can set you back a pretty penny too if you’re not careful. A coup(...)

Ireland’s top business women celebrate International Women’s Day at Dublin Castle. Pictured speaking  is Mary Kennedy. Photograph: Suzanne Thompson Circus Photography

LISA BLAKE Political parties are failing to attract female election candidates because some women don’t like the adversarial a(...)

The European Commission announced plans today to tackle one of the scourges of the modern age - games on tablets and mobile phones that allow a(...)

European Union commissioner Viviane Reding said the UK would be weaker outside the EU. AFP Photo / Georges Gobet

The UK is “gradually, inexorably drifting away” from the European Union as euro zone countries have integrated, the vice president ofthe Europ(...)