Facebook awaits data protection ruling

prototype-cjeu-1000The Irish High Court issued a reserved judgement this week on a case questioning the legality of the transfer by Facebook of data across European borders to the United States, a common practice touching the privacy rights of millions of EU citizens.

The ruling affects whether the case will be referred to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). Should the CJEU rule against Facebook, there are significant ramifications for all tech companies operating across the Atlantic.

Read more: Irish Times

Image: Court of Justice of the EU. By Cedric Puisney / CC-BY 2.0

This story is taken from the 17 March 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.