Irish court dismissed FB’s application for postponing the transfer of data privacy cases

2018-06-29

Irish court dismissed FB's application for postponing the transfer of data privacy cases

Tencent Technology News reported that the Irish high court rejected Facebook’s request to postpone a landmark privacy case to the European Supreme Court. American technology, including Facebook, usually uses legal means to transfer EU user data to the United States. This case may be a blow to such behaviour.

American Technology Corp such as Google and apple, such as Google and apple, will use some means to transfer EU user data to areas outside the EU’s 28 Member States, a case that questions such actions and believes that this does not provide enough protection for EU consumers and will also put them under the US monitoring.

The Irish high court ordered the case to be immediately handed over to the EU Supreme Court this month to assess the methods used for data transfer and the legality of standard contract terms and privacy protection agreements.

The Irish high court said the case caused widespread concern. People fear that the US law lacks effective remedial measures equal to the EU’s legal provisions.

The European Court of Justice’s decision on these legal means could make thousands of companies headache, and the companies have to carry out millions of data transfers every day.

On Monday, Facebook filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Ireland requesting an appeal for the transfer of the case. However, the high court judge, Caroline Costello (Caroline Costello), rejected the request on Wednesday and ordered the case to be handed over to the EU Supreme Court.

Costello said in court: “I think if the court does not refuse this request, it will cause injustice.”

Facebook said it would still seek permission from the Irish Supreme Court to allow it to appeal the transfer of the case, but it would not postpone the EU Supreme Court’s trial of the case.

The case was proposed by the Austria privacy activist Marx Skei Lemos (Max Schrems) and was heard in the Irish supreme court because it is the site of the Facebook international headquarters. (compiling / Lin Jingdong)

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