Google chief executive Sundar Pichai at St Patrick’s Girls National School, Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin, recently. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai was in Dublin last week to announce a significant €1 million grant to children’s charity Barnardos, which will be(...)

Facebook’s representation, dating back to Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, came as efforts were being made to overhaul data privacy laws across the EU. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Facebook pressed the government to increase funding to the State’s data watchdog to push back at French, Spanish and German regulators opposed to maki(...)

The Europea Commission inquiry centres on whether the organisation has restricted access to Insurance Link, which allows its members and large corporations that insure themselves to access the claims history of individuals seeking to take out a new policy with a fresh provider. Photograph: iStock

It began in July 2017 when officials from the European Commission and the State’s competition watchdog raided the offices of a series of Irish insuran(...)

Helen Dixon, head of the Irish Data Protection Commission, said she had not heard of any WhatsApp users contacting the regulator to say they had been directly affected by the hack.

The State’s data privacy watchdog is “intensively pursuing” answers from WhatsApp to find out if and how many European users are affected by a securit(...)

The US bowed to international pressure and ordered the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft after days of insisting the plane was airworthy

Accounts for two Luxembourg companies that are key financing cogs in Larry Goodman’s beef empire show the units’ assets were fast approaching €2 billi(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Mohammad Dahlan, the former leader of the Gaza division of Palestinian group Fatah, has filed a case against Facebook Ireland.

The most damning and deliberately evocative line in this week’s UK parliamentary committee evisceration of Facebook’s business model and behaviour was(...)

Retailers and manufacturers have been advised to carry out detailed reviews of their supply chains to ensure “day one readiness” for Brexit can be achieved.

Irish businesses have been urged to intensify plans for a no-deal Brexit following Tuesday’s historic House of Commons defeat of UK prime minister The(...)

Ireland is the lead authority for Facebook under the General Data Protection Regulation. Photograph: iStock

The UK’s information commissioner is referring Facebook to Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, the lead authority for the social network under Eur(...)

Facebook users have been warned to be vigilant after it emerged the tech giant had suffered a security breach affecting 50 million users. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Ireland’s data commissioner is expected to formally open an investigation later this week into the circumstances of the cyber attack that allowed hack(...)

WhatsApp announced it would share user information with its parent company Facebook for the first time in August. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland is examining the sharing of user information between WhatsApp and Facebook after authorities in Hamburg ba(...)

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