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Facebook loses court fight over halting EU-US data transfers

1 month ago   |   By Chron

LONDON - Facebook lost a legal battle Friday with Ireland's data privacy watchdog over a European Union privacy decision that could result in the social network being forced to stop transferring data to the U.S.
The Irish High Court rejected Facebook's bid to block a draft decision by the country's Data Protection Commission to inquire into, and order the suspension of, the company's data flows between the European Union and the U.S.
Judge David Barniville wrote in his judgement that he concluded Facebook “must fail on those grounds of challenge and that it is, therefore, not entitled to...
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Facebook loses last ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows

Facebook loses last ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows

1 month ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Facebook has failed in its bid to prevent its lead EU data protection regulator from pushing ahead with a decision on whether to order suspension of its EU-US data flows.
The Irish High Court has just issued a ruling dismissing the company's challenge to the Irish Data Protection Commission's procedures.
The case has huge potential operational significance for Facebook which may be forced to store European users' data locally if it's ordered to stop taking their information to the U.S. for processing.
Last September Irish data watchdog made a preliminary order warning Facebook it may have...
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