Facebook denounces privacyzaak by Irish watchdog

Facebook denounces privacyzaak by Irish watchdog

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Facebook wants to prevent the case against the company was brought by the Irish privacy watch dog is referred to the European Court of Justice. The the company’s lawyer calls the allegations from the watchdog is “very flawed”.

That reports Reuters Thursday evening Dutch time.

Facebook responds to the case, through lawyer Paul Gallagher. It is a study of the Irish watchdog to the way that Facebook user data of European residents save on American servers. According to the watchdog, is not sure whether the privacy of Europeans sufficient is ensured.

According to Gallagher, the case will be meaningless because it is not the new Privacy Shield agreement, observe that since August of last year. In that agreement is the transfer of sensitive data between Europe and the United States regularly. Privacy Shield replaces the Safe Harbour treaty in 2015 by the European Court of justice is destroyed as a result of the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.

Max Schrems

As a result of those revelations served the Austrian Max Schrems lodged a complaint with the Irish privacy watch dog, because Facebooks European headquarters in that country. His complaint led to several investigations in Europe.

The lawyer of Schrems, James Doherty, has also responded to the request from the watchdog to the European Court of Justice for the case to bend. Doherty called the request “unnecessary or at least premature”, because the body the precise course of affairs surrounding the exchange of data with the United States is not sufficient to have examined.

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