Facebook and other social media companies may have to turn off the “like” function for British children under proposed guidelines to ensure their safety online. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Mohammad Dahlan, the former leader of the Gaza division of Palestinian group Fatah, has filed a case against Facebook Ireland.

The most damning and deliberately evocative line in this week’s UK parliamentary committee evisceration of Facebook’s business model and behaviour was(...)

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 data breach: Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement agents enter Cambridge Analytica’s central London offices. Photograph: PA

Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog on Friday entered the London offices of the data-analytics firm at the centre of a storm over allegations t(...)

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(...)

Facebook has said it was told that all parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica affair had deleted the data they gathered. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

What is this Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story all about? Cambridge Analytica, an associated company of the British behavioural research firm Strat(...)

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 (...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Mark Zuckerberg should appear before British MPs and “stop hiding behind his Facebook page”, a politician has said, after it was revealed a British da(...)

Big data: why are projects involving sensitive data so poorly thought through?

Along with financial records and accounts, personal health and medical information comprise the most sensitive, exploitable data associated with an in(...)

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