- 1 year ago

European court adviser finds against US data sharing deal in Facebook case

A long-running legal battle between Facebook Ireland and Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, has resulted in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recommending that the passing of data between Facebook's Irish and US headquarters is in breach of European data protection laws. The case revolves around EU privacy directives that prevent the transfer of data to other regions if there's not adequate protection in place to stop it being further shared. As the data was then transferred to the NSA, Schrem's assertion was that there weren t sufficient measures in place to protect data under the EU-US Safe Harbor framework. In an opinion handed down… This story continues at The Next Web
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