Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner will appear before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, will appear in front of a US senate hearing in Washington on data privacy next week. Ms Dixon will ap(...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

Despite attempting to steer Facebook in a more privacy focused direction, chief executive Mark  Zuckerberg could turn to metadata to fuel targetted advertising.  Photograph: Reuters/Stephen Lam/File

Mark Zuckerberg believes the future of social networking lies in private messaging. His convictions are so strong that he plans to merge the messagin(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

Donald Trump signs a veto of the measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds for a border wall, with sheriffs and attorney general William Barr (centre) and department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (right of Barr) in the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his administration, blocking a measure that opposed his use of a national emergency to circumve(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

Children carry signs during a march in Washington to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

About 1,400 of some 2,500 children separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the US government ha(...)

The tech conference circuit has suffered from a dearth of women speakers for years, and, as numerous scandals have shown recently, the industry hasn’t exactly proved itself to be women-friendly, either.

The annual RSA security conference, taking place in San Francisco this week, often captures the tech zeitgeist. Even when it doesn’t try. Take, for e(...)

At the end of March, President Donald Trump signed into law the Cloud Act, which removed the ambiguity over whether a US court could demand data held extraterritorially. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Microsoft Dublin email case has ended with a whimper rather than a bang. The case, which concerns whether the United States government may use a (...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida:  tweeted Mexico was doing “very little, if not NOTHING” to stop people crossing the southern border. Photograph: Yuri Gripas

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday that there would be no deal on legalising the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring o(...)

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