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(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

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 google.ie or google.fr, but to google.com. 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(...)