Privacy & Data Security Law News

Schrems Says Irish Data Agency Vows to Move on Facebook Case

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:29 PM

Privacy activist Max Schrems said his group Noyb reached a settlement with Ireland’s data protection watchdog for it to move ahead with a case centering on the legality of trans-Atlantic data transfers by Facebook Inc.

The Irish Data Protection Commission “has agreed with Max Schrems’ demand to swiftly end a 7.5 year battle over EU-U.S. data transfers by Facebook and come to a decision on Facebook’s EU-US data flows,” Noyb said in a statement Wednesday.

An Irish probe was paused after Facebook sought a court review of a preliminary decision by the nation’s privacy watchdog that the social network could...

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