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US whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials by video during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in 2014. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of privacy and data protection, 2019 was another bumper year of issues, arguments, frustrations and weary resignation, eased by a (very) few (...)

The ECJ case arose from a complaint against Facebook made by Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Maximilian Schrems to the Irish Data Protection Commission.

Thursday’s important advisory opinion from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), on whether data transfers between the European Union and the United St(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems speaking in Dublin last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Personal data transfers from tech companies in the EU into the US are “valid”, according to an opinion from a high-level adviser to the EU’s top court(...)

Max Schrems (32) began his legal fight as a student.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Facebook’s renewed clash with an Austrian privacy advocate may have extra consequences after Brexit, one of the European Union’s top data protection o(...)

‘What if the biggest threats to human rights in the digital world are not despots but rather the platforms we use every day in our online lives?’ File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Even if they were to peter out tomorrow, the protests that have brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill since late summer would still be remembered(...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes this week announced sweeping cuts at the broadcaster.

Cat-calls, boos and exasperated laughter dominated the reception for RTÉ director general Dee Forbes this week as she chaired a town hall style meetin(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the  official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit  in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

There is a madness to Web Summit that is difficult to convey to the uninitiated. It’s like a cacophonous 19th century carnival, but in 21st century cl(...)

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, kicks off in Lisbon later today

The DAA made an offer to purchase a site where a contentious plan for a third Dublin airport terminal is being advanced, and told its owners that fail(...)

The organisers of the four-day event, which is being held in the Portuguese capital for the fourth year since it left Ireland, say almost 70,500 delegates are expected this week at the Altice Arena and FIL

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, will kick off in Lisbon later on Monday evening. The org(...)

Edward Snowden: ‘Whenever the phone is turned on there’s a record of your presence at that place that is being made and created by companies.’ Photograph: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras/File/AP Photo

Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan is for his mix of libertarian and conservative views combined with enthusiasm for subjects like UFOs and Bigfoot. He’(...)

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