Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

At present the main role of An Garda Síochána is in investigating crime. Yet it also has primary responsibility for national security

The possibility of a non-national being appointed Garda commissioner has already prompted debate among An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces as to (...)

The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

US President Donald Trump’s White House backs removing net neutrality, according to a spokeswoman. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The United States is considering two decisions that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of the internet. Regulatory agency the Federal Comm(...)

On June 27th, 1967, the world’s first ATM was unveiled at a Barclays branch at Enfield, north of London. Opened with a flurry of publicity, it was one(...)

Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA: “I can’t talk about the details of the intelligence, but we have, the intelligence community has said, that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that is frankly not particularly original.” File photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Russia “meddled” in last year’s US presidential election as part of a decades-long effort to “undermine American democracy”, CIA director Mike Pompeo (...)

US president Donald Trump has sent angry tweets this week over a report that  Robert Mueller was looking into whether the president obstructed justice.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a “witch (...)

Vladimir Putin and Oliver Stone. Photograph: Komandir, via Showtime

Filmmaker Oliver Stone’s four-hour documentary on the Russian leader, The Putin Interviews, began screening in the US on Monday night. Here’s what we’(...)

Irish security services: the emergency-response unit training in October 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks, Irish intelligence experts have ruminated on Ireland’s ability both to predict and to handle suc(...)

The conclusion drawn by  experts is that hackers would not need to access voting machines to compromise an election.  Photograph: Getty Images

How vulnerable are – or were – elections to hacking? If you are starting from a base of differentiating between “risky” voting using electronic voting(...)