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: 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(...)

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has said the mass transfer of EU user data to the US by companies such as Facebook contradicts E(...)

On Wednesday an adviser to the European Court of Justice will issue an opinion on a case which stems from a complaint filed by 27-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems against Facebook with the Irish data protection commissioner. (Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

A US-EU commercial data-sharing deal faces a major test on Wednesday when an adviser to the European Union’s top court will say whether he believes i(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. (Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times)

Oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic said on Monday that Worldview Capital Management’s request for another egm on October 5th is “a regrettab(...)

The HSE has pledged to develop services to ensure that no Irish citizen should need to be sent overseas for a care placement. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Irish authorities have been spending about €3 million a year on facilities abroad to provide care for vulnerable young people due to a lack of speci(...)

A judge has granted a vulnerable young Irish woman’s plea for her return to Ireland after being detained more than 20 months in a specialised psychiatric unit in England against her wishes

A judge has granted a vulnerable young Irish woman’s plea for her return to Ireland after being detained more than 20 months in a specialised psychiat(...)

  Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers, outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:03

There is something magical about the combination of money and the law. When Gayle Killilea argued in a South African court that she needed the money (...)

Gayle Killilea:  The ruling by Connecticut District Court  is a setback for  her  in the long-running American legal actions between her and husband  and her husband’s trustee and creditors. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A US judge has denied a request by Gayle Killilea, wife of property developer Seán Dunne, to move a case on alleged fraudulent asset transfers betw(...)