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A complaint to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner regarding the transfer of Facebook user data from Europe to the US National Security Age(...)

The commissioner said Facebook had acted within the terms of the EU-US data-sharing agreement dubbed Safe Harbour

The High Court will today hear a judicial review of a decision by the Office of the Data Protection Commissio(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes: “One thing we certainly don’t have is a light touch. We have a very rigorous approach to oversight of organisations.” Photograph: David Sleator

While the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden about the surveillance activities of the United States National Security Agency (NSA) extended t(...)

The High Court has granted leave for a judicial review of a decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner 
(DPC)
not to investigate a complaint involving Facebook International and the US data collection programme Prism

The High Court has granted leave for a judicial review of a decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner not to investigate a complaint involvin(...)

The Austrian-based student campaign group Europe-v-Facebook issued a 70-page response to the DPC’s Facebook audit.

One of the most high-profile cases dealt with by the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) in recent years relates to a complaint by a lobby group agains(...)

European  commissioner Viviane Reding had expressed concerns that Prism had exposed a possible “loophole”. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has dismissed a complaint that the Irish subsidiaries of Facebook and Apple breached EU law by sharing da(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call for binding agreement on EU data protection rules has been given a guarded welcome by European privacy groups – and pu(...)

A spokeswoman for Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes (pictured), said the fact that Irish law applied to all organisations which process personal data, including the Garda, meant it went further than the current EU directive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has defended its data protection regime in the face of German criticism of the laws which apply to the Irish operations of internet g(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday the ongoing Snowden controversy made clear that EU members should force US companies to explain what happens to user data when it leaves European computer servers

  The Government faces pressure from Germany this week to improve oversight of how Irish-based companies like Google and Facebook proce(...)

An Austrian-based student group has filed a complaint that Facebook and Apple’s Irish subsidiaries broke EU law by allegedly sharing data with US inte(...)

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