Facebook and Instagram have more than 400 million users in the EU and have about 25 million businesses that use apps provided by them. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP

Facebook has significant concerns about its ability to deliver its services to its 400 million European users as a result of the Data Protection Commi(...)

Facebook was at the centre of both of Max Schrems’ Irish-originating complaints that have now produced decisive and far-reaching judgements from Europe’s highest court. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

After the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down another major judgement two weeks ago in the “Schrems 2.0” data protection case, discussion has(...)

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems: “It is clear that the US will have to seriously change their surveillance laws, if US companies want to continue to play a major role on the EU market.” Photograph: Getty

Europe’s top court has declared an arrangement under which companies transfer personal data from the European Union to the US invalid due to concerns (...)

The cartel senate members of the German federal court open the negotiations between Facebook and Bundeskartellamt, the German federal cartel authority. Photograph: Uli deck/ EPA

Facebook has insisted nothing will change for its German users after a court injunction on Tuesday that could limit its data collection policies. On (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: her accord with Emmanuel Macron is a conscious end-run around the German Constitutional Court. Photograph: Odd Andersen

When Angela Merkel joined Emmanuel Macron on Monday to announce their support for a €500 billion pandemic recovery package, she was not only breaking (...)

Ryanair said it has adjusted the way it displays airfare offers. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Ryanair must indicate the full price of a ticket when it displays offers on its website, the EU’s top court said on Thursday. The Court of Justice of(...)

Amazon found itself in a German court after Coty said it violated its trademark rights by stocking its Davidoff perfume for third party sellers and should be held responsible for such practices.

Amazon is not liable for unwittingly stocking trade mark infringing goods for third-party sellers, Europe’s top court said on Thursday, handing the US(...)

Graham Dwyer murdered   social care worker Elaine O’Hara in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Upwards of 2,000 investigations into online child abuse could be delayed as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to refer the Graham Dwyer data re(...)

Airbnb says it will give cities independent data on the impact of short-term rentals in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Short-term home rental company Airbnb said on Wednesday it backed calls for a European Union digital regulator after winning a landmark EU case that m(...)

Mr Justice John MacMenamin in Warsaw for protest in support of Polish judges. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty

European Judges are not used to being greeted with applause – at least, that is, until Saturday afternoon in Warsaw. Dressed in black pleated robes t(...)

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