Privacy activist Max Schrems: Only the most myopic could argue the Trump administration has provided any ironclad assurances on protection for EU data. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A week from Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hand down a decision in a critical, Irish-originating case that could potentially upend(...)

Trasman Jules High Sleeper from JellyBean.

Ever thought of going into a business where most of your customers are children? It really can be child’s play, according to successful entrepreneurs (...)

Smaller businesses have been shown to be particularly affected by the costs of compliance with GDPR

Europe’s flagship data rules are proving difficult to implement two years after coming into effect, placing a particular burden on small and medium-si(...)

Another GMI proposal modifies consent requirements to enable the creation of a potentially commercial DNA database from up to 6,000 Irish individuals with Alzheimer’s. Photograph: iStock

Tomorrow is an important deadline. It’s the final day for Irish people who have donated brain tissue samples (or a donor’s family, if the individual i(...)

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(...)

If wrongdoing has been identified in the Twitter case and the decision is supported by other supervisory authorities, a fine and a corrective measure will follow. File photograph: by Glenn Chapman/AFP

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has completed an inquiry into social networking site Twitter which could pave the way for the first fines levied (...)

The HSE’s national coronavirus tracing app remains mysterious, even as we inch closer to the end of May or early June point, at which it is supposed to go on limited trial. Photograph: iStock

We’ve had little concrete information so far about the HSE’s mysterious national coronavirus tracing app, even as we inch closer to the end of May or (...)

EasyJet has been targeted in a cyber attack with the email addresses and travel details of about 9 million customers breached

EasyJet has been targeted in a cyber attack with the email addresses and travel details of about nine million customers breached. The low-cost airlin(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan appearing before the special Covid-19 committee at Leinster House in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it has “suspended the practice” of informing employers of their employees’ test results “while we seek gui(...)

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(...)

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