Sensitive data that people share on social media, such as details about sexual orientation, should not be used for political advertising purposes, European Commissioner Vera Jourova told Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

The Irish Data Protection Commission is “understaffed and needs additional capacity”, European Commissioner Vera Jourova has said as she announced new(...)

European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourová: due to attempts to influence elections via social media,  “People do not have a chance to have a free choice because they are objects of manipulation.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourová has urged national governments to regulate online political advertising to throttle the “dirt” flowing through so(...)