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(...)

EU-US trade and diplomatic relations are sailing into uncharted waters after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled invalid the “Safe Harbour” arrangements allowing streamlined EU citizen data transfer to the US. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire 0:48

EU-US trade and diplomatic relations are sailing into uncharted waters after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled invalid the “Safe Harbour” arra(...)

The European Court of Justice will rule  on the Safe Harbour agreement between the US and the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s top court is to deliver its verdict on an agreement that gave US spy chiefs access to the online data of millions of citizens. Austrian priva(...)

Edward Snowden’s account on Twitter, set up on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Edward Snowden has come in from the cold - on Twitter. Mr Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US govern(...)

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(...)

Microsoft is appealing the ruling of a US District Court order forcing the company to comply with a December 2013 search warrant seeking the emails of a suspected drug trafficker whose nationality has not been identified.

A US appeals court was warned that it could start an “international firestorm” permitting other countries to plunder personal emails in the US if it f(...)

A Commerce Department official said that the plan to move to international management needed more work

In a climate of international mistrust over how the US government handles Internet data, the Commerce Department has said that it would delay by at le(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe (right, front) and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (centre) arrive at a news conference, at Mr Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe asked US vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese gov(...)