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The social network giant said it sought a judicial review of the Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook sought to derail proposals by the Irish data protection watchdog that the tech giant warns could curb transfers of vast amounts of commercial(...)

Europe’s highest court in July ruled that the main transatlantic data transfer deal hammered out between Brussels and Washington – Privacy Shield – was invalid because of concerns about US surveillance. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States “cannot in practice be used” for such transfers, acc(...)

Twitter has confirmed that it is under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission for potentially misusing people’s personal information to serve ads. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter has confirmed that it is under investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for potentially misusing people’s personal information t(...)

This decision poses a shattering challenge to the data-centric business models of many companies, from social media platforms to advertising giants, which make their money by exploiting users’ personal data.

Thursday’s European Court of Justice (CJEU) decision on the second case brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems was always going to be huge. (...)

The cartel senate members of the German federal court open the negotiations between Facebook and Bundeskartellamt, the German federal cartel authority. Photograph: Uli deck/ EPA

Facebook has insisted nothing will change for its German users after a court injunction on Tuesday that could limit its data collection policies. On (...)

Germany’s highest administrative court has issued an injunction against Facebook’s Dublin operation, ordering it to stop collecting its German users’ data. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Germany’s highest administrative court has issued an injunction against Facebook’s Dublin operation, ordering it to stop collecting its German users’ (...)

Smaller businesses have been shown to be particularly affected by the costs of compliance with GDPR

Europe’s flagship data rules are proving difficult to implement two years after coming into effect, placing a particular burden on small and medium-si(...)

A spokeswoman for Google said the company would review possible changes. Photograph: AFP via Getty

France’s top administrative court upheld a €50 million imposed last year on Alphabet’s Google for breaching European Union online privacy rules, it sa(...)

Nasdaq-listed Zoom’s video chat service has exploded in popularity since lockdowns were introduced across the globe to slow the spread of Covid-19

Zoom is developing the ability to block individual users in China from video calls at the request of Beijing in a move that will fuel western concerns(...)

Chinese tanks are confronted by a lone demonstrator after the crushing of protests in Tiananmen Square.

Zoom disabled the accounts of a group of Chinese dissidents in the US after they used a video conference to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre.(...)

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