Facebook Loses Bid to Derail EU-US Data-Transfer Suspension
By Sam Schechner
Facebook Inc. lost a bid to block an EU privacy decision that
could suspend its ability to send data about European users to
computer servers on U.S. soil, opening a pathway toward a
precedent-setting interruption of its data flows.
Ireland's High Court on Friday dismissed all of Facebook's
procedural complaints over the Irish privacy regulator's
preliminary decision on data transfers, rejecting Facebook's claims
that the regulator had given it too little time to respond or
issued a judgment prematurely.
The preliminary decision, which the court had stayed last
September pending its decision, could if finalized force the social
media company to suspend sending personal information about EU
users to Facebook's servers in the U.S.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 14, 2021 11:04 ET (15:04 GMT)
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