A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programmes was working with American and German lawyers to return home. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters.

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveill(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying to(...)

Gemalto said the attacks “probably happened”, and aimed to intercept encryption codes that unlock mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards while they were being shipped from its production facilities to mobile network operators worldwide.

US and British spies probably hacked into the world’s biggest maker of phone SIM cards in an attempt to steal codes that protect the privacy of billio(...)

GCHQ and the NSA allegedly obtained SIM card codes from a Dutch firm, new documents released to journalists by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Britain’s electronic spying agency and the US National Security Agency stole codes from a Dutch company allowing them to eavesdrop on mobile phones, d(...)

US president Barack Obama will sign the executive order after a day-long cybersecurity conference on Friday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity thr(...)

Without Edward Snowden’s leaks few knew grotesque violations of the everyday personal privacy of entire national populations were the norm

The large-scale interception and collection of the public’s personal communications data by the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) (...)

Requests by governments for Twitter to hand over data on specific users rose by 40 per cent and came from more than 50 countries

Twitter on Monday released its twice-yearly transparency report, showing a surge in government requests for users’ Twitter information. The report, wh(...)

The legal challenge was the first of dozens of GCHQ-related claims to be examined in detail by the IPT. Photograph: Reuters

The regime that governs the sharing between Britain and the US of electronic communications intercepted in bulk was unlawful until last year, a secret(...)