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The Acts propose algorithm transparency (no more corporate ‘secret sauce’ algorithms taking, using and analysing personal data in invisible ways); and a phasing-out of targeted advertising. Photograph: Getty

Softly, softly, a set of proposed European Acts have crept on to the winter horizon with little fanfare – until recent weeks, when the pending draft p(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after Brexit.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after B(...)

Facebook needs to offer adequate data protection for European users, as required by GDPR. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Facebook’s official response to the Irish Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision on the company’s data transfers to the United States may w(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Vincent Isore/Getty

A data privacy advocate has submitted a dossier to the State’s Data Protection Commission outlining further examples of alleged data breaches by Googl(...)

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(...)

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner, who said her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive investigations of entire industries.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner says her office had been overwhelmed by complaints from data privacy advocates for sweeping, resource-intensive(...)

Under GDPR, data regulators have the power to fine companies up to 4 per cent of their global turnover of the previous year or €20 million, whichever is greater, for violating the law

Digital privacy regulations introduced in Europe nearly two years ago are in danger of failing because regulators have not been properly resourced, a (...)

Google is sharing users’ personal data between its services without acquiring specific consent to do so, one of its smaller rivals, Brave, has claimed. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Google is sharing users’ personal data between its services without acquiring specific consent to do so, thus flagrantly breaching fundamental princip(...)

If you feel like a past web search or purchase is following you around the web in the form of ads popping up everywhere from Facebook to your favourite news sites, this is because they are thanks to these trackers. Photograph: Getty

Let 2020 be the year you reclaim your online privacy. Stop third party advertisers dead in their tracks as they attempt to follow your every move onli(...)

Google said the change would ‘help avoid the risk that any participant in our auctions is able to associate individual ad identifiers with Google’s contextual content categories’. Photograph: New York Times

Google has announced a significant change to its online advertising business that it said would enhance user privacy but which advertisers warned woul(...)

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