Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a  summit in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The details of how Cambridge Analytica hoovered up personal data on tens of millions of Facebook users four years ago will force many people to consid(...)

A review of the Privacy Shield agreement will commence on Monday week.

On Monday week, the European Commission and the US government’s department of commerce will commence their first annual review of the Privacy Shield a(...)

The International Association of Privacy Professionals estimates that about 11,800 positions will be created in the EU in response to the new law. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Up to 75,000 jobs may be created worldwide for the new data-protection officer role required under a European Union regulation due to come into force(...)

Austrian law student Max Schrems, who took a  case against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner   over his Facebook data. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

This week, the EU looks set to approve the beleaguered Privacy Shield agreement for safeguarding – perhaps – data transfers between Europe and the US.(...)

The proposed Privacy Shield increasingly seems as likely to protect EU citizens’ digital data as Captain America’s comic book shield.

Another week, another pummelling of the Privacy Shield, which increasingly seems as likely to protect EU citizens’ digital data as Captain America’s c(...)

Max Schrems has  said the needed changes to the proposed Privacy Shield agreement have to be to US law. Photograph: Collins Courts

We’re at a critical juncture in the shaping of regulations that will govern the exchange of digital data, critical for European and US businesses, and(...)

Luciano Floridi: “But we need an ethical understanding, so that can inform the political and legal side, which can then regulate digital technologies in Europe.”

When it comes to thinking through particularly difficult conundrums in the world of business and technology, organisations might want to consider brin(...)

European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)