As the majority of the world’s largest tech companies have their European headquarters in Ireland, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner will effectively have to regulate data issues for those companies’ operations throughout the EU

Sweeping reform of data protection law, approved by European Union officials last night, aims to subject companies to just one regulator. The so-ca(...)

Facebook: The social network said it is already regulated in Europe and complies with European data protection law, so the applicability of the Belgian regulator’s efforts are therefore unclear.  Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Facebook has responded to a report by the Belgian Privacy Commission, which warns that the social network is tracking European internet users without (...)