When Facebook bought the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it pledged not to share user data with its other companies.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Are you still using WhatsApp? You might have noticed a steady stream of friends and family ditching the Facebook-owned messenger in recent weeks. The(...)

US and EU regulators should be blocking any such steps to further integrate Facebook’s three platforms. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

Public concern about online privacy has grown alongside the evidence that many technology companies and platforms require the large-scale surrender of(...)

The Irish arm of WhatsApp last year set aside €77.5m to cover possible fees linked to an investigation undertaken by the Data Protection Commissioner into the sharing of data by the platform with its parent

WhatsApp says European users will not be forced to agree to share personal information with Facebook. The Facebook-owned platform, which has more tha(...)

A week of important announcements has offered tentative signposts on the road ahead to broader regulation and oversight of the technology industry in (...)

The amount of revenue Twitter generates from its Irish users is not disclosed

The Irish unit of Twitter last year recorded pretax losses of €239.69 million. According to its latest accounts, the loss is linked to costs associat(...)

Facebook needs to offer adequate data protection for European users, as required by GDPR. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Facebook’s official response to the Irish Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision on the company’s data transfers to the United States may w(...)

The GDPR came into force on May 25th, 2018, providing a range of data safeguards and rights for individuals.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks its second birthday this week.  But while there is much to celebrate – in theory – the weakn(...)

Only six national data protection authorities have more than 10 specialist tech investigation staff, and seven EU states have just one or two, according to the report from privacy-focused web browser company Brave

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is unable to function properly and give mandated protections because EU member states have failed t(...)

 Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg  in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman/File Photo

Facebook wants to be regulated. So says its chief executive and chairman Mark Zuckerberg. Regulate us, world. Do it now!  Facebook has been on a(...)

The new figures come less than a week after the DPC was once again criticised for having failed to issue any sanctions as yet against leading tech companies who are based locally

More than 6,700 data breaches were notified to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) last year, the second highest level of notifications recorde(...)

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