• Ireland Asks Highest EU Court To Look Into Facebook

    7 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    The Irish High Court on Thursday referred a case involving Facebook's data transfer practices and the manner in which they reflect on European Union citizens to the European Court of Justice, the political bloc's highest judicial body. The referral application will be officially filed with the ECJ by the end of the month, with the competent body being expected to decide whether to rule on it in the second half of the year. The case itself was started by an individual from Austria who sued the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant for storing data on EU nationals within the United...
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  • Shadow profiles-Facebook knows about you, even if you're not on Facebook

    7 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook's founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before US politicians this week, following concerns over how his company deals with people's data.
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  • What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy

    7 monthes ago - By InfoWorld

    Enterprises have enough to worry about with the data breaches that seem to occur each week, but now you're learning that social networking systems are gathering and using all sorts of data about everyone. Not only information about you, your friends, and your family, but your peers and employees. Some of that information was not knowingly provided to them. Now the CLOUD Act (the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) has become law to let law enforcement gather your corporate data from servers overseas. To read this article in full,
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  • Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

    7 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook's EU-US data transfers to Europe's top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental questions pertaining to the clash between US mass surveillance law and EU citizens' fundamental privacy rights.
    The sustainability of the EU-US Privacy Shield mechanism - which thousands of companies rely on to expedite transfers of personal data across the Atlantic - looks to be at stake.
    The case is based on a 2013 complaint by lawyer and privacy campaigner Max Schrems against Facebook related to US...
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