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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 …

EU Top Court to Hear Privacy Issues of Tech Firms’ Personal Data Transfers

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or …

Facebook Rebuffed by Irish Supreme Court Over Data Transfer Case Referral

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the United States in July, after Facebook’s bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland’s Supreme Court on Friday. …

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 …

Facebook to Restrict Number of Users Protected Under EU’s New Privacy Law: Reuters

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc. users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that …