Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has, until now, been considered responsible for pursuing privacy complaints against multinationals headquartered in the State, such as Facebook. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Data protection authorities in any European Union member state can pursue privacy complaints against Facebook even though it is based in Ireland, the (...)

‘Data flows are as vital to our digital-driven economy as electricity,’ said Ibec CEO Danny McCoy

Business group Ibec has warned that the recent ruling on the transfer of data from Europe to the United States that invalidates the Privacy Shield agr(...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January that it is entitled to appeal the referral and also disputed several of the High Court’s findings. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

The Supreme Court will rule by June 6th on Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commis(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: case was referred over her  fears changes to the rule of law in Poland might affect Artur Celmer’s right to a fair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Polish man fighting extradition to his home country will continue to “robustly oppose” his being returned there to face trial when his case comes (...)

KitKat: Nestlé has failed to show the bar’s shape is well known in Ireland. Photograph: Jason Adlen/Bloomberg

The shape of the four-finger KitKat bar is set to lose its EU-wide protected-trademark status after the European Court of Justice was instructed that (...)

The EU’s highest court has ruled that Uber is a transport company, in a decision that opens the US ride-hailing app to tougher national regulation in Europe’s 28 member states. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The EU’s highest court has ruled that Uber is a transport company, in a decision that opens the US ride-hailing app to tougher national regulation in (...)

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

Professor of law Ivana Bacik. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of T(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

The ECJ ruled the UK’s new legislation was illegal because it allowed “general and indiscriminate” retention of electronic communications

The UK’s surveillance laws have been deemed illegal by the European Court of Justice in a case that throws into question the fate of the UK’s new Inve(...)

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