State agrees to proceed with complaint over Facebook data flows
High Court to rule on mechanism Facebook uses for EU-US data transfers
Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. Photograph: Reuters
The State has agreed to proceed with a 2013 complaint challenging Facebook’s transatlantic data flows, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems said on Wednesday, announcing he had therefore dropped legal action against Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC).
Facebook is trying to prevent the regulator from halting the data flows.
The social media company said it had no comment to make on developments in Mr Schrems’ action against the DPC.