Max Schrems

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American fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger uses “wifi tracking” to monitor the number of people that look at a window display and then go into a shop. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Like me, you were probably blue in the face receiving emails over the past month or so from various companies and organisations alerting you to change(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems who has filed four complaints using  GDPR to challenge Facebook and Google  data collection policies and their take-it-or-leave-it approach to consent. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

While the rest of us slept on Friday morning Max Schrems – the Austrian privacy campaigner, Facebook tormentor and Irish court loyalty cardholder – th(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  was in Brussels for the first board meeting of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Google has notified Ireland’s data protection commissioner that she will be responsible for overseeing its European data privacy compliance. As the E(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems displays his Facebook account’s updated terms page.  Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

In the wee hours of Friday morning Max Schrems – the Austrian privacy campaigner, Facebook tormentor and Irish court loyalty card holder – fired two s(...)

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems  accused the tech giants of ‘coercing’ users to accept data policies

European data protection bodies have promised to work closely with their Irish colleagues on multi-billion-euro complaints filed by Austrian privacy c(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The US company said it would press ahead with its bid to persuade the Supreme Court to hear an appeal over the referral to the ECJ of key issues around the transfer of data between the EU and the US.

Social media giant Facebook has failed to delay the referral of key issues around the transfer of data between the European Union and the United State(...)

The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question methods used by technology firms to transfer data outside the EU.

Facebook made a bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a(...)

Facebook’s European headquarters in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In November 2013 a new application went live on Facebook. Called “thisisyourdigitallife”, the app was ostensibly a personality test but, in reality, w(...)

The storm isn’t passing for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook might have felt the worst was over. Chief executive and chairman Mark Zuckerberg concluded a gruelling two-day appearance before US Congressi(...)

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