Europe v Facebook to launch legal challenge

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.

EU slams Google data protection practices

EU regulators have, as expected, asked Google to reverse changes it made earlier this year to its privacy policy.

EU to publish new privacy proposals

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.

FTC asked to investigate Facebook privacy

Ten privacy campaign groups have written to the FTC calling for an investigation into Facebook's use of so-called supercookies.

Spain tells Google to remove 'libelous' links

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.

EU sets tighter data protection rules

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.