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(...)

Max Schrems at the Four Courts in Dublin earlier this year.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Facebook Ireland has rejected claims by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems that he is a private consumer and entitled to take a class action case against the(...)

Max Schrems. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has raised issues with lawyers for the US government about the effect on EU citizens of findings of non-compliance by US intelligen(...)

Facebook agreed with the US that the court should have regard to the information about the data-collection restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

The Data Protection Commissioner has told the High Court new restrictions on collection of some personal data by the US National Security Agency have (...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems who is party to the Facebook Ireland case.

The US government has asked the High Court to take account of a “significant” decision last month stopping the collection of a certain category of pe(...)