Max Schrems

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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(...)

Max Schrems, the Austrian student who complained to the Data Protection Commissioner about Facebook’s treatment of his data. Photograph: AFP

Safeguards and remedies available in the US related to the data privacy rights of EU citizens are at least equivalent to, if not greater than, those (...)

Donald Trump: he’s already declaring that foreigners are not entitled to the  privacy protections afforded US citizens’ data.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

As a major case of international import opens in the Irish Commercial Court this week – that of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner against Faceboo(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon arriving for the Commercial Court case. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Data Protection Commissioner has reached a provisional view that recent changes in US law fail to adequately protect the data privacy rights of Eu(...)

Ashley Madison: The data breach  resulted in the disclosure of countless personal details of Irish users and the mechanisms available to them to vindicate their rights are not clear. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Last June the Irish Commercial Court admitted a case initiated by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon against Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Sc(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon brought the case aimed at having the Court of Justice of the EU decide whether transatlantic data transfer channels breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A clash between the Data Protection Commissioner and the government of the United States over the adequacy of US legal safeguards for the data-privac(...)

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