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Safe harbour rules do not protect citizens' data - EC lawyer

Thursday 26 March 2015 | 19:24 CET | News
A European Commission attorney has warned EU citizens that if they want to keep information private from US security services, they should close their Facebook accounts because current safe harbour legislation does not protect EU citizens' data, the Guardian reports. "You might consider closing your Facebook account, if you have one," said EC attorney Bernard Schima to attorney general Yves Bot in the hearing of a case brought by privacy campaigner Maximilian Schrems, who has sued Ireland at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for not blocking the sharing of his private data with US

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Companies: European Commission / Facebook
Countries: Europe / Ireland
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