US eavesdropping

Since the 9/11 terror attacks the US administration has acquired a formidable arsenal of telephonic and data surveillance powers - the remarkable scale and scope of which have been revealed thanks to a whistleblower who worked at the National Security Agency

Global fight on personal data begins

One can’t blame Americans for complaining about European hypocrisy, writes Evgeny Morozov

Comment & analysis

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Scrapping the ‘safe harbour’ deal will damage transatlantic trade
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Intelligence programme does not give the US ‘unrestricted access’ to data, says Robert Litt
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US tech companies are shielding more data from government. But is it now harder to track terrorists?
– Hannah Kuchler and Richard Waters

The student who sunk EU data-sharing deal

Four year campaign was inspired by Austrian’s spell in Silicon Valley

Safe harbour ruling puts spotlight on Ireland

ECJ judgment raises questions over role as EU’s chief privacy regulator

Tech companies thrown by data ruling

Post-Snowden backlash hits Facebook and Google

‘Safe harbour’: why it is on the ropes

ECJ scuppers deal that allows data transfer between US and EU

FBI seeks younger class of cyber sleuths

Agencies are competing with pot and the private sector

US attacks ‘inaccurate’ spying assertions

State department rejects ECJ opinion on ‘safe harbour’ data deal

Spy fears threaten US data sharing with EU

ECJ adviser says regulators can suspend transfers to US

US court backs NSA phone data collection

Justices overrule injunction on surveillance programme

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe

Alleged operations to bug phones date back at least a decade

France slams US over spying claims

Elysée summons ambassador amid ‘unacceptable facts’

US ‘tapped’ French leaders’ phones

White House silent on NSA spying claims

Germany drops Merkel phone tapping inquiry

Prosecutors claim US authorities unwilling to co-operate with probe

Surveillance bill fails to curtail NSA

Freedom Act still marks shift in politics around terrorism in US

Obama approves NSA spy reforms

Law changes how intelligence agency can access phone records

NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

Rand Paul bets on public backlash against surveillance

NSA loses tools for phone spying

Libertarian Rand Paul blocks bid to stop measures’ expiry

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

Spy revelations turn the tables on Berlin

German intelligence agency accused of helping NSA snoopers

Germany halts online surveillance for US

Decision comes after NSA declined to justify requests clearly

Merkel’s office drawn into spy probe

BND affair dents public confidence in leader

German spy chief defends record

Gerhard Schindler denies BND acted as ‘submissive tool’ of US

A strike back against the US deep state

National security establishment seems to have evaded constraints of political scrutiny

US Republicans face NSA dilemma

Reform plans for electronic surveillance needed after bill blocked

The high price of the Google guarantee

A balance to be struck between the privacy of the individual and the state’s duty to safeguard security

A spy pact is no substitute for law

Demands for co-operation from one government will inevitably lead to others, says Philippe Sands

Silicon Valley prepares to take on spooks

Technology companies have the public on their side for now but they are in a precarious position

Chat apps lock down messaging services

Tougher encryption to protect users may frustrate spy agency pleas for greater monitoring access

Tech groups hit back at spy chief claims

Industry says it has been unfairly targeted

A post-Snowden settlement is much needed

The GCHQ head opens a vital debate on security and privacy