Billy Hawkes: said Google’s policy of notifying news publishers about links it had removed led to the news publishers flag the articles and give them to a burst of publicity. Photograph: Eric Luke

Google’s interpretation of the European Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” ruling is prejudicing the intention of the court, the State’s da(...)

The original complaint, taken by Austrian law student Max Schrems (above) against Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes (below), argues that the DPC took the wrong decision in refusing to investigate whether Schrems’s Facebook data was given adequate protection

Trade between companies in the United States and Europe could end up a casualty of a Facebook data lawsuit referred by the Irish High Court to the (...)

Karen Millen on Grafton Street, Dublin. The High Court ruled in 2008 that Dunnes, in offering for sale a black knit top and blue and brown shirts, infringed Karen Millen’s rights to unregistered community design under European regulations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has finally concluded with the dis(...)

Last June, Austrian law student Max Schrems wrote to the Data Protection Commissioner asking him to investigate the transfer of EU citizens’ data by D(...)

Internet search engine operators such as Google must remove links to outdated personal data from their results pages, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Google and other US internet groups are braced for a blizzard of requests from European citizens demanding that sensitive personal information be remo(...)

It’s official: the EU data retention directive has been declared invalid by Europe’s highest court this week, after Irish privacy advocates, Di(...)

Ballybunion Golf Club, one of the member-owned clubs that could benefit from repayments of VAT on green fees charged to non members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Golf clubs across Ireland are in line for a windfall as the Revenue Commissioners this week confirmed that many can rely on a recent European C(...)

The electricity directive should have been transposed by all Member States by March 2011

The European Commission is to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to fully transpose EU internal energy market rules. (...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi waits to deliver a speech at a conference for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Monetary Institute, in Brussels

It’s almost 18 months since the president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi unveiled his Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) programme(...)

JOHN DARMODYThe first weeks of 2014 and the closing weeks of 2013 saw the European Court of Justice deliver a number of interesting decisions. In ca(...)

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