BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook will reach a critical point on Oct. 17, when an adviser to Europe’s highest court over the question of whether such tools are used by companies to facilitate the transfer of information to a foreign country’s legal or not.
FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo can be seen on a screen, this image on 2 December 2019 at the latest. (REUTERS photo/Johanna Geron/Illustration
The question of standard contractual terms used by Facebook, and hundreds of thousands of businesses, ranging from banks and industrial giants, car manufacturers, and for the protection of personal data in the United States of america and in other parts of the world.
Another issue is the question of whether the EU-US Privacy-the protection, which came into being in 2016, is designed to get the Europeans to help protect the personal information that is transferred to the other side of the Atlantic ocean for commercial purposes shall be lawful or will not.
Schrems, an Austrian law student, who successfully fought against the EU’s previous privacy policies, the so-called Safe Harbor in 2015, will be challenged to Facebook, the use of the standard clauses on the ground that they did not have sufficient data protection is guaranteed.
Facebook’s lead regulator, the Irish Data Protection agency, which took the case to the Irish High Court, which then sought guidance from the Luxembourg-based Court of justice of the court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
In the opinion of Henry Saugmandsgaard Øe, the attorney-general at the Luxembourg-based Court of justice of the court of Justice of the European Union, and is not bound by it. However, the courts follow the recommendations in four of the five cases. The court, which will take place in the next few months.
The case has implications for companies, because of the transfer, measures to be of vital importance in ensuring the free flow of information to countries outside the european union, said, Jamie Drucker, in the united kingdom-based law firm, Bristows.
“It is at the heart of some of the most important business activities, including outsourced services, cloud-infrastructure, data, hosting, human resources, management, payroll, finance, and marketing,” he said.
If it is the Right of the event and the action, this would mean that they (the companies) would be required to pause the transfer of your personal data to these countries or the risk of breach of the GDPR and in which they can be exposed to significant revenues generated from fines and penalties,” Drucker said.
The Landmark privacy law, known as the GDPR is adopted with last year, privacy watchdogs the power to fine companies up to 4% of their global annual turnover for infringements of the law.
In the case of the C-311/18 Facebook Ireland and Schrems