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Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter all have their European headquarters in Dublin, making Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) the lead EU regulator responsible for holding them to the law. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is failing to apply the EU’s privacy laws to US tech giants, with 98 per cent of 164(...)

Amazon is unquestionably the world’s most essential retailer, hiring 100,000 extra staff to manage its quarantine-related demand surge. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

(...) happening around privacy. Data is being created at the fastest ever rate since the virus made our lives(...)

Attendees wait to ask a question of a Google Assistant at a giant “Hey Google” gumball machine game at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Politicians and privacy campaigners have called for Google’s $2.1bn deal for Fitbit to be blocked(...)

Apple wants to collect healthcare data from customers by harvesting information from its base of Apple Watch and iPhone users through the Research app. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...) health information. On Tuesday, the US government said that it was probing whether Google broke privacy(...)

 Shares in Twitter fell sharply Thursday after the company’s earnings report did not meet financial analyst’s expectations. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

(...) of Wall Street’s estimates, and saying privacy issues involving its advertising business will(...)

Regulation of the tech sector is inevitable, Apple boss Tim  Cook has said, as free market has not worked to rein in data privacy abuses. Photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino /AFP/Getty Images

(...) “unsavoury business practices”, including calling Mr Cook hypocritical for criticising Facebook over privacy(...)

Social media giant Facebook said data on most of its two billion users worldwide could have been accessed improperly. The company said it has now removed a feature that let users enter phone numbers or email addresses into Facebook’s search tool to find other people. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

(...) accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways it failed to protect people’s privacy while(...)

Cloud-based services, where infrastructure is basically rented, may become appealing if the security of the infrastructure helps to mitigate risk under GDPR.

(...) the rights of citizens, with article eight focusing on the right to privacy. In recent decades, the(...)

Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) per cent rejection of the suggestion that the council had invaded people’s privacy by publishing the(...)

Bodies such as Gsoc apparently can gain access, outside the constraints intended in the original legislation, by sloppy back-door means that enable third-party investigations.

(...) – now, thanks to the Gsoc case, shown to be a paper-thin privacy and data protection garment – is(...)

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