Two years after the EU launched its landmark GDPR data rights charter, there are signs Ireland is faltering in its outsized role as regulator of many of the most powerful digital giants
Europe is sitting on data that is the 21st century equivalent of a gold mine during a rush, but instead of exploiting it may be allowing US tech giants to gain control of the excavation equipment
As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight
More than 100,000 people across the globe have died from the novel coronavirus since it emerged in China last December, according to an AFP tally based on official sources
The number of officially reported coronavirus cases worldwide has topped one million, signifying a sharp acceleration in the number of infections and deaths in recent weeks
According to data released by the European Union's statistics agency, the unemployment rate in the eurozone remained steady at 7.9 per cent in December.
Facebook says it will begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.
The EU thanks Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for highlighting the bloc's new data protection rules after he said the social media giant planned to follow them during grilling by US lawmakers.