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Facebook 'model contracts' to face EU privacy lawsuit

Thursday 26 May 2016 | 09:17 CET | News
The Irish privacy watchdog said it would refer Facebook to the EU Court of Justice for possible violations of EU data protection law with the social network's transfer of data on EU users to the US, Reuters reports. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner earlier started an investigation into Facebook's transfers to ensure that personal privacy is properly protected from US government surveillance. The IDPC said it would ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine the validity of Facebook's "model contracts", which are used by many firms to comply with data protection

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