Privacy campaign group Europe v Facebook has announced plans to challenge the Irish data protection authority over its findings on Facebook's data collection practices.
The EU will this week propose new, tighter data protection rules which could have big implications for companies like Google and Facebook, as well as companies attacked by hackers.
Ten privacy campaign groups have written to the FTC calling for an investigation into Facebook's use of so-called supercookies.
Google will this week appear in a Spanish court to fight a government demand to remove search results which have been claimed to be defamatory.
Facebook and Google are to be forced to ask users' permission before downloading personal data under new EU privacy rules expected to be announced today.