Max Schrems

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Mr Justice David Barniville ruled Facebook had not established any basis for impugning the commissioner’s decision to commence the inquiry or her preliminary draft decision on the suspension. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard

A High Court judge has dismissed Facebook’s challenge over the Data Protection Commissioner’s (DPC) draft decision to inquire into, and to suspend, da(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems appearing before the Oireachtas Committe on Tuesday

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has rejected claims it is deliberately refusing to regulate big tech companies, or that it is incapable of doing (...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice to discuss his ongoing complaint against Facebook’s user data policies

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has failed to resolve 98 per cent of cases important enough to be of concern across the EU and needs to be urgent(...)

Under the proposed legislation, foreign companies dealing in US citizens’ data could be required to obtain a licence from US Department of Commerce before being allowed to continue their transatlantic trade. Photograph: iStock

The US Senate is to debate a proposal to limit foreign countries’ access to US citizens’ personal data and to introduce a licence requirement for fore(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems has been invited to appear on April 27th before the Oireachtas justice committee to discuss his complaint against Facebook’s user-data policies

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has described Ireland’s approach to protecting European Union citizens’ data as a “Kafkaesque” waste of Irish (...)

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Google’s Android advertising tool is the target of a complaint in France by privacy activist Max Schrems, accusing the tech giant of violating Europea(...)

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Apple’s advertising tool used to monetise some of its own apps and services is the target of a new complaint in France. France Digitale, a lobby gr(...)

Austrian activist Max Schrems settled his judicial review with Ireland’s Data Protection Commission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has welcomed the move by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems to drop his legal action against the Irish regul(...)

The European Court of Justice said on Wednesday that data protection authorities in any European Union member state can pursue privacy complaints against Facebook. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Interlinked stories about Facebook, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) and privacy and data rights activist Max Schrems dominate our Business (...)

The DPC took a preliminary draft decision that personal data should not be transferred out of the EU to its American parent Facebook Inc. Photograph: EPA

A High Court judge has said he will give judgment as soon as possible on Facebook’s challenge to the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision to (...)

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