Max Schrems

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Facebook argues the Data Protection Commissioner’s draft decision fails to take into account the 2016 Privacy Shield agreement between the European Commission and US concerning data transfers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The “blanket protection” provided by the US in relation to the collection and use of “foreign intelligence” data from people outside the US is “extrao(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  made a draft finding in May 2016 that Austrian lawyer Max Schrems had “well-founded” objections to the transfer of his personal data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. Photograph: Eric Luke

No other country has explained its national security system in the way the US has to the European Commission, the High Court has been told by lawyers(...)

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon Photograph: Eric Luke

The US government has urged the High Court to refuse the Data Protection Commissioner’s bid to have the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) decide issue(...)

Facebook and the US government said on Wednesday there was nothing untoward about the contacts in circumstances including this case. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

The Data Protection Commissioner is “troubled” by Facebook getting comments from the US government on draft reports the company obtained from US law (...)

 Austrian lawyer Max Schrems alleges his data privacy rights as an EU citizen were breached by transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland to its US parent, Facebook Inc. Photograph: Collins Courts

Facebook “secretly” sent the US government a draft report prepared for it by a US law expert for use in the case being brought by the Irish Data Prote(...)

While the High Court case is listed for three weeks, it now appears likely to run for at least five.

A US privacy law expert has told the High Court various obstacles under US law face European Union citizens who suspect breaches of their data privacy(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner wants a European Court of Justice determination before finalising her investigation of Max Schrems’s complaint over transfer of his personal data by Facebook Ireland Ltd to its US parent, Facebook Inc.

The European Union would face an “enormous” crisis if it could not trade with countries that did not match its data-protection standards, lawyers for (...)

The Facebook case is being heard in Ireland because the company’s European HQ is in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems believes the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is required under law, and with no need to first go to the European court(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner’s case is against Facebook and Mr Schrems but no orders are sought against them and the purpose of the action is to get a referral. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Any disclosures of the personal data of Facebook Ireland’s users at the request of US government agencies are subject to “appropriate security safegua(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, has provisionally found that Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, had “well-founded” objections to Facebook’s transfer of his data. Photograph: AFP

US surveillance law is “extremely permissive” and allows “extraordinary access” to the private data of non-US citizens worldwide, a US attorney has to(...)

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