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Stop! No really. Stop transferring that European personal data to the US

As I mused when Schrems II came out, it appears that the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) has finally made a decision about Facebook's transfers of European personal data to the US (see blog).

The IDPC allegedly sent a communication to Facebook to stop transfers using the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses (see Wall Street Journal) (see Facebook blog).

This is an expected communication given the Schrems II decision. The more interesting element will be how the IDPC determines what additional safeguards are needed to once again permit the data transfers.

[updated on September 14] Facebook filed an appeal with Ireland's High Court (which is the trial level court) for a judicial review of the IDPC's decision to stop Facebook's transfer of personal data using the SCCs (see MSN link). The appeal was granted and the IDPC's decision was stayed.

Photo of Max Schrems by Tsui on Wikimedia Commons

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