Max Schrems

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A report indicated that Google continues to collect revealing location-based data through users’ Android phones and via Google Maps on the iPhone. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Where does responsibility lie – and what initiative may a national data protection authority take – when a company has potentially breached consumer p(...)

It was “at least arguable” Facebook may be able to persuade the Supreme Court that some or all of the facts under challenge should be reversed, the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook over a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the European Court of Justice (...)

Facebook argues it is entitled to appeal both the reference itself and certain findings of fact by the High Court’s Ms Justice Caroline Costello grounding the reference which, it claims, are wrong.

The Supreme Court will decide later whether it will hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook against a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the Eur(...)

Lawyers for Facebook  said it would seek a “leapfrog” appeal against the referral to the Supreme Court.  A leapfrog appeal is one that bypasses the Court of Appeal.

The Supreme Court will hear on July 17th Facebook’s application for permission to appeal a judge’s decision to ask the Court of Justice of the Europea(...)

By taking legal actions against Facebook that opened up badly-needed international debate, and spurred the enacting of new privacy laws, Austrian lawy(...)

 Privacy activist Max Schrems at Trinity College with  Dr Nora Ní Loideain, director  in information law and policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s “insanely high” legal fees could threaten court actions against large online companies that can continue to appeal decisions, Austrian data (...)

Max Schrems: The default for a site should be for third-party data-gathering to be turned off – “Most of the companies still have everything on.” Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Small companies face excessive fines under Europe’s new data privacy law. It’s not a view you would expect to hear from privacy activist Max Schrems b(...)

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(...)

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