Max Schrems

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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(...)

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems said that the transfer of his personal Facebook data by Facebook Ireland to the US breached his data privacy rights as an EU citizen.

Legal uncertainty surrounds the capacity of companies such as Facebook to transfer European users’ data to the US after a High Court judge asked the m(...)

Hours after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg concluded his testimony before US politicians, his social network’s seven-year legal marathon in Ireland is entering its latest round before the Commercial Court. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Hours after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg concluded his testimony before US politicians, his social network’s seven-year legal marathon in Ireland (...)

Under Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership, the company has suffered from a wide range of chronically unaddressed data privacy and data misuse problems that he and Facebook often initially underplayed, whether it be data exposure or election manipulation. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Anyone who believed the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story had run its course found otherwise with this week’s further disquieting disclosures. On Wed(...)

Long before the Big Tech backlash, before politicians feared the power of tech leaders and before Facebook users questioned giving up their personal i(...)

A full-page newspaper advertisment, taken out by Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman  of Facebook, to apologise for the data privacy scandal. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s data protection commissioner says around 2,000 internet connections in Europe are linked to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data scandal in(...)

Max Schrems, who in August 2011 flagged the loophole that allowed apps installed by users of Facebook to ‘harvest’ data from their friends without their direct knowledge or explicit consent.

A loophole that led to a political data firm using unauthorised information collected from Facebook users in Donald Trump’s campaign was raised with a(...)

Mr Schrems said in going to a neutral court, Facebook will have to explain  whether its business model is in line with stringent European privacy laws

Europe’s highest court has granted privacy campaigner Max Schrems permission to challenge Facebook’s business practices in his native Austria, but not(...)

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