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“We’re being treated as guinea pigs,” says Prof Carissa Véliz. Photograph: iStock

“If you’re reading this book, you probably already know your personal data is being collected, stored and analysed,” Carissa Véliz begins, in Privacy (...)

The social network giant said it sought a judicial review of the Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook sought to derail proposals by the Irish data protection watchdog that the tech giant warns could curb transfers of vast amounts of commercial(...)

US president Donald Trump displays a signed proclamation honouring the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will posthumously pardon American social reformer and women’s rights activist Susan B Anthony, who w(...)

Facebook was at the centre of both of Max Schrems’ Irish-originating complaints that have now produced decisive and far-reaching judgements from Europe’s highest court. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

After the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down another major judgement two weeks ago in the “Schrems 2.0” data protection case, discussion has(...)

‘Our data, which is grabbed in these obscured ways, traded for “free” services we get as hooked on as nicotine, has given companies such as Facebook and Google their vast valuations and extraordinary power.’

In the week since the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down its far-reaching decision in the Schrems 2 case, many – especially in t(...)

For the second time, a Facebook-related complaint that privacy campaigner Max Schrems initially took to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has been adjudicated with sweeping effect in Europe’s highest court. Photograph: Christian Bruna/AFP via Getty Images

Once again, Austrian data protection and privacy campaigner Max Schrems has shaken the international business and political worlds. For the second tim(...)

This decision poses a shattering challenge to the data-centric business models of many companies, from social media platforms to advertising giants, which make their money by exploiting users’ personal data.

Thursday’s European Court of Justice (CJEU) decision on the second case brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems was always going to be huge. (...)

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems: “It is clear that the US will have to seriously change their surveillance laws, if US companies want to continue to play a major role on the EU market.” Photograph: Getty

Europe’s top court has declared an arrangement under which companies transfer personal data from the European Union to the US invalid due to concerns (...)

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(...)

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Privacy webcam covers €10.99 firebox.com Ever since Edward Snowden hit the headlines with his revelations about just how deeply spy agencies were capa(...)

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