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Facebook loses Irish Supreme Court appeal in data privacy case

Friday 31 May 2019 | 13:45 CET | News
Ireland's Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook's appeal over last year's High Court ruling to refer aspects concerning the validity of European Commission decisions approving EU-US data transfer channels to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court said it would not overturn any aspect of the High Court's ruling, meaning the ECJ will now hear the case in July.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission / Facebook / Quadrature du Net
Countries: Europe / Ireland
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