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

The only way minimum price rules can be saved is if member states can demonstrate that in a given case minimum pricing is somehow more effective than taxation. Photograph: PA

Last December, a certain grey-haired gentleman clothed in red and resident in a magical-seeming faraway land dropped a gift - carefully crafted by hi(...)

 Safe Harbour data arrangement with Facebook and other US tech giants is an “illusion”, according to Marit Hansen, data protection regulator for Germany’s northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

German data protection regulators have attacked their Irish colleagues for placing “blind trust” in Facebook’s promises that it processed EU citizen (...)

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has said the mass transfer of EU user data to the US by companies such as Facebook contradicts E(...)

On Wednesday an adviser to the European Court of Justice will issue an opinion on a case which stems from a complaint filed by 27-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems against Facebook with the Irish data protection commissioner. (Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

A US-EU commercial data-sharing deal faces a major test on Wednesday when an adviser to the European Union’s top court will say whether he believes i(...)

VFI chief executive Padraig Cribben: “The abuse and misuse of cheap alcohol being sold by supermarkets that sell alcohol as a loss leader needs to be urgently tackled, regardless of the measure.”

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has urged Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to push ahead with plans to introduce a ban on below-cost selling(...)

The European Court of Justice found that a Scottish proposal on minimum alcohol pricing risked infringing EU rules on free trade. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

The Government is to press ahead with plans for minimum unit pricing of alcohol despite an adverse ruling on the issue by the European Court of Justic(...)

Anyone hoping for a quiet few hours at Luxembourg’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday went home disappointed. What could have been a dry discu(...)