EU data privacy News

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 …

More Questions Raised Following EU Ruling on U.S. Data Transfer Privacy Shield

The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States “cannot in practice be used” for such transfers, according to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, Facebook said on Wednesday. The U.S. social media giant …

European Union Court Invalidates Special Data Privacy Shield Granted U.S. Firms

LUXEMBOURG – Europe’s highest court ruled on Thursday that a transatlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance in a decision that could disrupt thousands of companies that rely on the agreement. The ruling, which cannot …

No-Deal Brexit Could Endanger Billions of Data Transfers; Some Firms Move Data Centers

If Britain hasn’t secured a deal to leave the European Union as the clock ticks past 11 p.m. on Oct. 31, billions of data transfers could be thrown into legal limbo. Though not as visible as lines of trucks backing …

Facebook Broke Data Privacy Rules, so Self-Regulation Must End: UK Lawmakers

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out …

Google Case Tests Global Reach of EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally. The technology giant was set for a showdown at the European Union …