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    facebook-like-icon A civil class action lawsuit being brought against Facebook on privacy grounds by Europe vs Facebook campaigner Max Schrems has hit its current maximum of 25,000 participants less than a week after the action was announced. Read More

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    europe vs facebook class action A class action data privacy lawsuit that’s being brought against Facebook in Europe — for participation in the NSA’s PRISM dragnet surveillance program, among other alleged data protection violations — gets its first preparatory court hearing today in Vienna’s Regional Cou Read More

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    data server The European Court of Justice has today declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years. Read More

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    europe vs facebook class action A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook last year by Viennese lawyer and data privacy activist Max Schrems has moved up to Austria’s Supreme Court which will rule on whether the suit can be treated as a class action. Read More

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    Facebook surveillance Facebook’s least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC strikedown of the Safe Harbor transatlantic data-sharing agreement. Read More

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    servers in data center A deadline to agree a new deal to govern transatlantic data transfers has passed without agreement on a new, safer ‘Safe Harbor’. But talks are continuing — and Věra Jourová, the EC commissioner heading the negotiations from the European side, said today that a deal “is close”, although she emphasized that “an additional effort is needed”. Read More

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    European Commission A new transatlantic data transfer deal has been announced today between the EU and the US. The new EU-US Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was invalidated by the European Court of Justice last October, on the grounds that US mass surveillance programs were violating fundamental European privacy rights. Read More

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    europelitup The Article 29 Working Party, the body made up of representatives of individual European Member States’ data protection authorities (DPAs), has said today that it will not be taking enforcement action against companies that are using alternative transfer mechanisms in the wake of last year’s Safe Harbor strikedown. Read More

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    google-servers-datacenter The draft text of an agreement between the EU and the US to establish a new self-certification framework governing transatlantic data flows aimed at ensuring data protection and privacy compliance when Europeans’ data is taken to the US for processing has now been published. But questions remain over whether the deal is robust enough to pass muster. Read More

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    data-privacy-law Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-U.S. data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousands of companies might not be legal. Read More

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    Facebook surveillance European privacy campaigner Max Schrems’ legal challenge to Facebook has already been credited with the demise of a fifteen-year-old data transfer arrangement between the region and the U.S. last year, causing huge uncertainty for transatlantic data flows after Safe Harbor was suddenly struck down. But Schrems’ legal powder is far from spent. Read More

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    facebook icon on ios Europe’s top court, the CJEU, has been asked to rule on whether a privacy-related legal action brought against Facebook can be treated as a class action or not. Read More

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     The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of the added urgency given new U.S. President Donald Trump — who has already been demonstrably hostile to foreigners’ privacy rights in his first few days in office. Read More

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     Facebook has bought itself a little more time over a major legal challenge in Europe after the Irish High Court decided not to strike down a b2b mechanism it uses to transfer user data to the U.S. for processing. Read More

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    The European Court of Justice has today declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.

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    A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook last year by Viennese lawyer and data privacy activist Max Schrems has moved up to Austria's Supreme Court which will rule on whether the suit can be treated as a class action.

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    Facebook's least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC strikedown of the Safe Harbor transatlantic data-sharing agreement.

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    A deadline to agree a new deal to govern transatlantic data transfers has passed without agreement on a new, safer 'Safe Harbor'. But talks are continuing -- and Věra Jourová, the EC commissioner heading the negotiations from the European side, said today that a deal "is close", although she emphasized that "an additional effort is needed".

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    A new transatlantic data transfer deal has been announced today between the EU and the US. The new EU-US Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was invalidated by the European Court of Justice last October, on the grounds that US mass surveillance programs were violating fundamental European privacy rights.

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    The Article 29 Working Party, the body made up of representatives of individual European Member States' data protection authorities (DPAs), has said today that it will not be taking enforcement action against companies that are using alternative transfer mechanisms in the wake of last year's Safe Harbor strikedown.

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