Wednesday July 01, 2015
An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the US security service to collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, both sides have said.
Tuesday June 23, 2015
The Data Protection Commissioner has dismissed ongoing criticism of the effectiveness of her office, saying it is well placed to regulate with the full efficacy that its stakeholders deserve.
Monday June 15, 2015
European Union member states have endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28-country bloc's data protection laws, bringing a web of national laws into a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines.
Monday June 01, 2015
Google has increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.
Sunday May 31, 2015
The US Senate has convened a last-ditch attempt to pass legislation to allow US spy agencies to continue to sweep up information on Americans' telephone calls and other business records.
Tuesday May 19, 2015
Facebook's free mobile data scheme Internet.org has been criticised by digital rights groups from around the world, who say the initiative is unfair and threatens net neutrality.
Monday May 18, 2015
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner will today assume responsibility for ensuring the privacy and data of around 300 million people outside the US who use Twitter each month is adequately respected.
Thursday May 07, 2015
A US appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency's massive collection of phone records of Americans is illegal, saying it exceeds the scope of what Congress authorised.
Tuesday April 28, 2015
New car models will have to be fitted with devices that will automatically alert rescue services when a car crashes from 2018.
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Europe has been behind in the area of data protection and regulation for too long and it is time it caught up, according to the Minister of State Responsible for Data Protection.