FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo can be seen on a screen, this image on 2 December 2019 at the latest. (REUTERS photo/Johanna Geron/Image/File Photo
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – the Tools used by Facebook and others to facilitate the transfer of EU-data in the netherlands, is the legal advisor to Europe’s highest court said on Thursday, urging for privacy watchdogs to act if necessary, in a case in which the AMERICAN company and the Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems.
“The commission’s decision 2010/87/EU on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries should be valid,” Henry Saugmandsgaard Øe, the attorney-general at the Luxembourg-based Court of justice of the court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), wrote the following in a non-binding recommendation.
The companies, ranging from banks and industrial giants in the use of standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to the United States of america and elsewhere.
Schrems also said that he was “generally pleased” with the report.
“Everyone will still be able to have all of the necessary information flows with the united states, including the transmission of e-mail or the booking of a hotel in the US,” he said.
It really is in the United States, in order to ensure baseline privacy protections to foreign citizens. Otherwise, no one will trust AMERICAN companies with their data.”
The rules set out in the basis of major activities, such as outsourced services, cloud-infrastructure, data, service, human resources, payroll, finance, and marketing.
Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, additional reporting by Kirsti Knolle in Vienna and Graham Fahy in Dublin; editing by Kirsten and Jason Donovan Neely