A post-Brexit data-sharing agreement between the EU and UK could be terminated if London diverges too much from privacy standards, the European Commission has warned. File photograph: Getty

A post-Brexit data-sharing agreement between the European Union and Britain that underpins cross-border businesses and services could be immediately t(...)

The Government’s exemption to mandatory hotel quarantine would only apply to those vaccinated with jabs approved in the EU. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is considering plans to allow people with domestic vaccination certificates exemptions from mandatory hotel quarantine – but only for s(...)

Poland’s human rights ombudsman, Adam Bodnar. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s top court has ruled that the country’s human rights ombudsman must leave office, clearing the way for the removal of a figure who has often b(...)

 People on  a picket in front of the Polish television building in Warsaw, Poland. Protesters object to the plan to impose tax burdens on private broadcasters. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Poland’s nationalist government has decided to rethink a proposed advertising tax after independent news outlets protested and the European Union and(...)

Daily newspapers headlines with a special message ‘Media without choice’ at one of the kiosks in the centre of Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Albert Zawada/EPA

Several major Polish news outlets have replaced normal coverage with black screens and front pages, in protest at plans for a new tax that they say wo(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor,  after the president  sacked her on Monday in Bucharest.  Photograph:  Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi has urged compatriots and colleagues not to abandon the fight against graft, after she(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking in France last year. More information is needed from the tech giant, said EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Facebook officials will be traveling - or at least making phone calls - to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million peopl(...)

The proposals, to be published in September,  aim to dilute the power of big online operators. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

European news publishers will be given the right to levy fees on internet platforms such as Google if search engines show snippets of their stories, u(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Audits of Germany’s regulator by European Aviation Safety Agency occur several times a year. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s air safety regulator said it found more than 10 incidents in recent years in which Germany appeared lax in following aviation medical require(...)