Helen Dixon: Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner wants the High Court to refer issues concerning the validity of data transfer channels  to Europe for determination. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A court case with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade as well as the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of EU citizens, will open b(...)

Steven Agnew: The Green Party leader in Northern Ireland is helping spearhead a legal effort over Brexit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A legal challenge to establish if Britain can halt Brexit after it triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been filed in the Irish High Court. (...)

The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper counts as personal data. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper (...)

Court of Justice of the European Union  considered legislation introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Health has been an important theme in the work of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the last month. In case C-333/14, in a referen(...)

The Court of Justice of the European Union: rejected an agreement hammered out over nearly four years of negotiations between EU officials and their counterparts in the Council of Europe

In a surprise decision just before Christmas, the European Union’s top court vetoed plans for the EU to sign up to the European Convention on Human Ri(...)

Facebook has become less trendy in recent years, as more parents send friend requests to their children, and competing social networks increasingly ho(...)

 Poland and Lithuania’s refusal to reregister second-hand right-hand drive cars on grounds of safety interfered with free movement of goods. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

In a series of cases titled O, B, S & G (cases C-456/12 and C-457/12), the grand chamber of the Court of Justice of(...)

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