Vera Jourova

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Cambridge Analytica’s former offices. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The EU is seeking the power to impose significant fines on European political parties that misuse voters’ personal data to influence elections, as Bru(...)

Airbnb has been told to modify the way it presents information on pricing from the initial search on their website. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Online accommodation platform Airbnb has been criticised by the European Commission for a lack of transparency in the presentation of its prices, and (...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The previous plan to to have Mr Zuckerberg give a presentation in private had been widely criticised by EU officials. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the European Parliament on Tuesday on the Cambridge Analytica scandal will be broadcast live on the(...)

GDPR  is a new EU regulation that updates and harmonises how data is gathered, processed, stored and used across the bloc

You can thank Brussels if your in-box is soon less clogged than usual with spam. Above all you can thank Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a boyish Green Party M(...)

European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourová: due to attempts to influence elections via social media,  “People do not have a chance to have a free choice because they are objects of manipulation.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourová has urged national governments to regulate online political advertising to throttle the “dirt” flowing through so(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal involving Bank of Ireland and other banks highlighted the lack of class action remedies, but this may be corrected by new proposals from the European Commission.

Irish consumers will win the right to bring class actions against companies under new proposals from the European Commission. National consumer autho(...)

Greenpeace activists hold up a banner outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, as Volkswagen drivers take their emissions scandal claims to the High Court. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Consumers hit by scandals such as emissions-test cheating by carmakers would get greater powers collectively to sue companies that violate their right(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking in France last year. More information is needed from the tech giant, said EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Facebook officials will be traveling - or at least making phone calls - to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million peopl(...)

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

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