The EU is preparing to roll out its landmark new data privacy regulation (GDPR) in May next year. Facebook said it would introduce “additional” data protection controls ahead of the May deadline.

Germany’s competition authority has warned Facebook is collecting and transferring data in an “abusive” way from third parties outside its social netw(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner’s case is against Facebook and Mr Schrems but no orders are sought against them and the purpose of the action is to get a referral. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Any disclosures of the personal data of Facebook Ireland’s users at the request of US government agencies are subject to “appropriate security safegua(...)