Some 1.5 million Irish people are among those whose personal data – including names, Facebook IDs, and phone numbers – were compromised. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty

Facebook users whose personal data was compromised in a recent leak have been urged to join a legal case against the tech giant that will be the large(...)

A report indicated that Google continues to collect revealing location-based data through users’ Android phones and via Google Maps on the iPhone. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Where does responsibility lie – and what initiative may a national data protection authority take – when a company has potentially breached consumer p(...)

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general, Cruz Villalón, argues that there must be far greater oversight to the data retention process and controls on access to data.

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general, Cruz Villalón, is clear: European countries have no right to gather and store data about people’s ph(...)