Damian Collins

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)

Concluding an 18-month long investigation into “fake news” the committee accused Facebook of “intentionally and knowingly” violating data privacy laws

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites, financed by a new levy on tech companies, and an inquiry into the eff(...)

BBC handout photo of Leave campaigner Arron Banks (right) who is being investigated by the National Crime Agency for “suspected criminal offences” committed during the Brexit referendum. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Controversial Leave campaigner Arron Banks has insisted there is “no Russian money and no interference” after a criminal probe was launched into the s(...)

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“Co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”. If you were a powerful company seeking a disingenuous euphemism to disguise activities that in the past, you had(...)

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliamentary committee has warned. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliament(...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

Facebook said on March 20th it is ‘outraged’ by misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica. Photograph: Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook “made mistakes” in its dealings with Cambridge Analytica as one of the social media giant’s former employee(...)

Alexander Nix, chief executive  of Cambridge Analytica, leaving  the company’s offices in London on Tuesday. He has been suspended. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British MPs have called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to come to Westminster to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analyt(...)

Alexander Nix, who was suspended on Tuesday night as chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, boasted about offering bribes to smear clients’ political opponents and using “beautiful Ukrainian women” to entrap them. Photograph:  PA

Britain’s Information Commissioner has sought an urgent warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica, the consulting firm accused of harvestin(...)

Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix: Britain’s data commissioner is seeking access to the company’s headquarters. Photograph: EPA

The Government has said that it will table an amendment to data protection legislation currently going through the Seanad which would prevent Ireland (...)

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