Max Schrems

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The High Court has referred questions raised by a case taken by an Austrian privacy activist over the alleged mass transfer of personal data to US int(...)

Safeguarding privacy: Austrian law student   Max Schrems (right) gives a press conference  after his meeting with European Facebook representatives in Vienna. Photograph:  Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

The financial regulator wasn’t the only one under legal scrutiny this week in Dublin. As the Anglo Irish Bank trial ended, with considerable critic(...)

While Facebook denied it co-operated with the US authorities over data sharing, it was not offering users the option of informed consent, Austrian law student Max Schrems claims. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A student has told the High Court his privacy rights are being interfered with on a daily basis as a result of the mass transfer, via the Irish arm of(...)

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(...)

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