Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of the group of EU data protection watchdogs, said concerns remain over use of data for commercial and security purposes.  Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

EU privacy watchdogs refused to give their full backing to a new transatlantic data transfer pact, asking the European Commission to avoid ratifying t(...)

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Three cases on the legality of bulk data collection pending at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could spell trouble for a new transatlantic data p(...)

Max Schrems, whose case was referred to the European Court of Justice, said he may challenge the arrangement depending on its final text. Photograph: Collins Courts

EU data protection commissioners have asked the European Commission to produce all documents relating to the new EU-US data transfer arrangement – kno(...)

Google appealed  Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes order in May to apply RTBF removals not only to the company’s European domains, such as or, but to Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Google’s appeal against the global enforcement of “right to be forgotten” removals has been rejected by the French data regulator. The Commission Nat(...)