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Facebook is  considering seeking an appeal against the Irish court’s decision to ask the ECJ to determine issues in the data commissioner’s case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US government has said it is “critically important” its views are taken into account when the High Court finalises questions to be decided by the (...)

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels between the EU and the United States.

A High Court judge has fixed next February to hear the action by the Data Protection Commissioner over the legality of existing data transfer channels(...)

Perhaps the Cabinet and law enforcement in Ireland are not aware that both WhatsApp and Viber are automatically encrypted. Photograph: Getty Images

The Cabinet’s new legislation allowing for the interception of social media communications has me marvelling that snooping WhatsApp preoccupies this (...)

The judgment in the Digital Rights Ireland case – in which the court threw out the existing EU Data Retention Directive – was a sweeping defence of human rights.

For a long time, the biggest European thorns in the sides of multinational technology companies were the European Commission’s competition and tax aut(...)

Digital privacy became a truly dominant international concern this year with high-profile breaches including the Ashley Madison website. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

In the first week of January this year, I began the new year with a prediction. “Privacy will be a big issue in 2015. In Ireland as well as internati(...)

Belgian authorities have taken Skype to court because it refused to allow two suspects’ Skype calls to be tapped. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

When is a phone call not a phone call? Microsoft-owned Skype is arguing that while it offers voice communications over the internet to customers it i(...)

AfD leader Bernd Lucke. He sees a “grave conflict” on OMT between the European Court of Justice and Germany’s highest court in Karlsruhe. Photograph: EPA

Germany’s highest court faces a legal dilemma if the European Court of Justice follows the opinion of its advocate general and backs ECB bond-buying.(...)

Many aspects of the dormant piece of surveillance legislation  Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald quietly signed into law two weeks ago are alarming.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“We could have secret prosecutions over secret interpretations of secret laws.” That’s how TJ McIntyre, of University College Dublin’s school of law a(...)

Google last week released its new application process by which Europeans may request that links relating to them be removed from its search engine. Photograph: Reuters

Google last week released its new application process by which Europeans may request that links relating to them be removed from its search engine.Thi(...)

In two recent cases, the European courts have issued decisions in respect of legislative measures whose practical effects are limited to quite specifi(...)