Facebook Loses Challenge To Irish Watchdog’s Data Curbs

Facebook Loses Challenge To Irish Watchdog's Data Curbs

Facebook lost a court fight over an initial order from a European Union privacy watchdog threatening its transfers of users’ data across the Atlantic. From a report: An Irish court on Friday rejected the social network’s challenge, saying it didn’t establish “any basis” for calling into question the Irish Data Protection Commission’s decision. The dispute is part of the fallout from July’s shock decision at the EU’s Court of Justice, which toppled the so-called Privacy Shield, an EU-approved trans-Atlantic transfer tool, over fears citizens’ data isn’t safe once shipped to the U.S. That EU court ruling was quickly followed by a preliminary order from the Irish authority telling Facebook it could no longer use an alternative tool, known as standard contractual clauses, to satisfy privacy rules when shipping data to the U.S.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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