Last September the Data Protection Commission made a preliminary ruling that personal data should not be sent by Facebook Ireland, the company’s EU headquarters, to its parent company in the US. Photograph:  Josh Edelson / AFP via Getty

Facebook pressed the Irish Ambassador to the United States to lobby members of Congress on the negative impact a ban on data transfers between the US (...)

INM’s former director of corporate affairs Karl Brophy:  among those who have issued legal proceedings against INM over a data breach and searching of  emails. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent News & Media has told individuals whose emails were allegedly searched in an illegal 2014 data breach that a State watchdog’s investig(...)

Roderic O’Gorman  said that he had written to the Attorney General in recent weeks over the deletion of the tapes. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

It will not be possible to salvage recordings of survivors of mother and baby homes made, but then deleted, by the commission of investigation into th(...)

 Whereas the DPC’s findings of an illegal data breach at INM in 2014 may  hurt Buckley’s image, the court judgments on Monday will also hurt his pocket. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

February has been a difficult month so far for Leslie Buckley, the former chairman of Independent News & Media (INM). First, the Data Protection C(...)

INM’s former chairman Leslie Buckley stepped down from the firm in 2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media’s searching of emails belonging to current and former journalists and company executives in 2014 breached data privacy la(...)

Twitter account of US President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP Getty Images

The corporate cancellation of the US president Donald Trump in the dying days of his regime is in large parts entertaining and satisfying but also sli(...)

The European Court of Justice said on Wednesday that data protection authorities in any European Union member state can pursue privacy complaints against Facebook. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Interlinked stories about Facebook, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) and privacy and data rights activist Max Schrems dominate our Business (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  warned that the DPC’s  ability to operate effectively was affecting Ireland’s “credibility on the world stage” and that a well-resourced regulator was now a “national and immediate imperative”. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The Data Protection Commission warned it was “acutely strained” as it grappled with cases involving giant multinational tech companies and rising comp(...)

The DPC took a preliminary draft decision that personal data should not be transferred out of the EU to its American parent Facebook Inc. Photograph: EPA

A High Court judge has said he will give judgment as soon as possible on Facebook’s challenge to the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision to (...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. Photograph: Reuters

The State has agreed to proceed with a 2013 complaint challenging Facebook’s transatlantic data flows, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems said on W(...)

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