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

Disclosure by Edward Snowden that the US NSA had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls increased awareness of the activities of foreign intelligence agencies

In the wake of the disclosure in 2013 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls, Taoiseach 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(...)

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points at Jeb Bush after the CNN Republican presidential debate on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and the party’s one-time expected nominee, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, clashed in the party’s fifth presiden(...)

Edward Snowden: classified documents he published  revealed the way global surveillance programmes work. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a sign of the extent to which the world has been changed by the revelations of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden. A legal action by two Somali tri(...)

 British home secretary Theresa May making a statement to members of parliament in the House of Commons about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

New surveillance powers will be given to the police and security services, allowing them to access records tracking every UK citizen’s use of the int(...)

 US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker has said a new transatlantic data-sharing agreement is within reach after the “Safe Harbour” deal used by thousands of companies to comply with EU privacy law was struck down. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA.

A new transatlantic data-sharing agreement is within reach after the “Safe Harbour” deal used by thousands of companies to comply with EU privacy law(...)

Overall, 14 countries adopted laws in the past year to expand government surveillance, according to a new report

Governments around the world are expanding censorship and surveillance of the Internet as overall online freedom declined for the fifth consecutive y(...)

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(...)