Max Schrems

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Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

Max Schrems: the Austrian activist’s Facebook case has its origins in a 2011 complaint he filed to the Data Protection Commissioner in Dublin.

Viennese lawyer Max Schrems is entitled to sue Facebook’s Dublin-based subsidiary through the Austrian courts, a leading European Union court adviser (...)

An economist has suggested that public sector representative bodies use their pension funds to invest in affordable housing for their members.

An Garda Síochána should consider using their pension fund to set up a co-operative to build houses, according to lecturer in housing and urban issues(...)

Max Schrems displays Facebook’s logo on his phone. Photograph: Joe Klamarjoe/Getty

If the European Court of Justice has a loyalty card, Max Schrems should apply. On Tuesday the EU’s highest court will hear legal opinion on the third (...)

Facebook is  considering seeking an appeal against the Irish court’s decision to ask the ECJ to determine issues in the data commissioner’s case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US government has said it is “critically important” its views are taken into account when the High Court finalises questions to be decided by the (...)

A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

A review of the Privacy Shield agreement will commence on Monday week.

On Monday week, the European Commission and the US government’s department of commerce will commence their first annual review of the Privacy Shield a(...)

German Advocate General Juliane Kokott has told the European Court of Justice that Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner was wrong  to say  accountancy trainee Peter Nowak had no right to access the script of a failed exam. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is facing another possible defeat at Europe’s highest court in an eight-year legal marathon over an exam (...)

Legal experts are of the view  that lengthy court lists   would be the result of not implementing two optional parts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation relating    to class actions. Illustration: Getty

Much coverage of the General Data Protection Regulation has focused, understandably, on the potentially gigantic fines that might be levied on compani(...)

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