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Major U.S. Tech Firms Look to Be Ignoring Europe’s Data Privacy Rules

Technology firms’ compliance with European restrictions on transatlantic data transfers is shockingly poor, Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems said on Monday, publishing a survey of companies including Facebook and Netflix. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled …

Facebook Tells Irish Court That It Needs Data Transfer Mechanism to Operate

Facebook has told Ireland’s High Court it cannot see how its services could operate in the European Union if regulators freeze its data transfer mechanism, the Sunday Business Post reported, citing court documents seen by the paper. The U.S. social …

Facebook Going to Court in Ireland to Salvage Its EU to U.S. Data Transfer Practices

Facebook Inc. launched legal action on Friday against Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in an attempt to halt a proposed order that could stop the company from transferring data from the European Union to the United States. The U.S. social media …

Firms Need Immediate Rethink on U.S. Data Transfers, Says EU Privacy Watchdog

Companies seeking to transfer data to the United States must revert to new arrangements with immediate effect after the Privacy Shield transatlantic pact was declared invalid last week, a European Union watchdog said on Friday. The privacy watchdog said the …

EU Judges Face Another Major Facebook Privacy Case from Activist Schrems

Five years ago, when activist Max Schrems took Facebook Inc. to the European Union’s top court no one knew what to call the case. The controversy, which led to judges scrapping a key trans-Atlantic data-transfer agreement, was referred to as …

Facebook Loses Bid to Delay EU Data Privacy Suit

Ireland’s High Court has refused a request by Facebook to delay referral to Europe’s top court of a landmark privacy case that could strike down legal instruments used by U.S. tech companies to transfer EU users’ data to the United …

Facebook Wants to Block Top EU Court from Getting Key Privacy Case

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United …