Many EU national watchdogs have long complained that the Data Protection Commission takes too long to decide on cases. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

National data watchdogs will be able to pursue big tech firms even if they are not their lead regulators, the European Union’s top court has ruled. T(...)

Lower Saxony’s prime minister Stephan Weil (right) and Bernd Osterloh, head of VW’s works council, address media after a meeting of Lower Saxony’s cabinet at the Volkswagen headquarter in Wolfsburg yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Germany won a decisive victory over the European Commission yesterday in its bid to preserve state influence at Volkswagen (VW), after Europe’s top co(...)