The case stems from a June 2013 complaint by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems to the Commisisoner alleging Facebook Ireland’s transfer of his personal data to the US was unlawful.

A major action by the Data Protection Commissioner aimed at having the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decide if transatlantic data tran(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

Former  acting attorney general Sally  Yates: her stance was a good example of how actors in the constitutional structure of the US are allowed push back against a president’s executive orders. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Getty

With the election of Donald Trump, the resilience of the constitutional structures governing the US looks set to be put to the test. The president’s (...)

Protesters join a rally to oppose US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The draft of an executive order from US president Donald Trump reportedly seeks to overhaul the work-visa programmes technology companies depend on to(...)

Patrick Collison, one of the co-founders of online payments firm Stripe, pledged to donate $50,000 to the ACLU on Twitter  after revealing his brother John had pledged $50,000 last December. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Stripe, the company co-founded by Irish billionaires Patrick and John Collision, has condemned US president Donald Trump’s immigration policies as “mo(...)

Joel Hanisek and Roja Fazaeli: for six years we travelled back and forth between the US and Ireland before settling in Dublin

It has been 12 years since Joel and I met in Galway. I recall the first time I was set to fly over to his native US. It was a few months after we met(...)

A protest at the arrivals hall of San Francisco’s SFO International Airport after people arriving from Muslim-majority countries were held at the border control as a result of the new executive order. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

US Democrats have vowed to overturn president Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration with legislation, as opposition and protests grew over hi(...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travellers entering the United States on Friday in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over h(...)

US president Donald Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, speaking  during an event at the Pentagon in Washington on  Friday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump’s executive order closing US borders to refugees from seven countries has been put into effect. Refugees who were in the a(...)

Microsoft: the company is  thought to be the first US company to challenge a domestic search warrant seeking data held outside the country. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A US federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the US government from forcing Microsoft and other companies to (...)

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