A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

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(...)

Facebook agreed with the US that the court should have regard to the information about the data-collection restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

The Data Protection Commissioner has told the High Court new restrictions on collection of some personal data by the US National Security Agency have (...)

Interviews with US law enforcement and intelligence officials  suggest there are multiple workarounds to a gap in intelligence that has opened up  due to a lapse in US counterterrorism laws. File photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

For the first time since the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Americans will again be free to place phone calls to friends,(...)