Data Privacy

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Microsoft will consult with customers and regulators about this plan in the coming months. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Microsoft will allow commercial and public sector customers in the European Union to process and store all of their data in the region, a growing dema(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon requested a meeting with the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee.

Ireland’s data protection commissioner (DPC) Helen Dixon has triggered an unprecedented war of words with other EU regulators, dragging into the open (...)

The Irish data protection commissioner is the lead data watchdog for TikTok in the EU. Photograph: iStock

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app, may be sending some European Union user data to China, the data protection commissioner has warned. “Ti(...)

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner.

The lead regulator overseeing big tech companies’ compliance with the general data-protection regulation has come under fire from privacy activists wh(...)

Tim Cook says businesses built on misleading their users need to reform. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Apple chief executive Tim Cook lambasted tech giants for “data exploitation” and called for reform around the practices of selling user-data to target(...)

Fines imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation have increased by almost a half over the past year as European authorities flexed their reg(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems in Dublin in 2018: Whenever it does make a ruling, the DPC faces questions on whether its seven-year legal strategy to date was a prudent use of taxpayers’ money.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone who calls Brexit a never-ending story has clearly not been following Max Schrems v Facebook. Since the Austrian privacy campaigner filed his c(...)

Max Schrems: Austrian lawyer and privacy activist. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has accused Ireland’s Data Protection Commission of being dysfunctional, after it agreed to investigate his se(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. Photograph: Reuters

The State has agreed to proceed with a 2013 complaint challenging Facebook’s transatlantic data flows, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems said on W(...)

Signal was downloaded 8.8 million times worldwide in the week after the WhatsApp changes were first announced on January 4th. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook is scrambling to deal with a sudden competitive threat to its messaging platform WhatsApp after a change to its terms of service sparked priv(...)

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