Facebook Wants Data Transfer Row Out Of EU Top Court

Law360 (May 1, 2018, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Facebook is pushing to block the European Court of Justice from considering whether two popular mechanisms used by scores of multinational companies to transfer Europeans' data to the U.S. are lawful, saying the move should be halted while it appeals the referral to Ireland's highest court. 

Austrian activist Max Schrems brought to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner a complaint about Facebook's transatlantic data transfer practices, which led to the advent of a case that was formally referred to the European Court of Justice last month.

Schrems said in a Twitter post Monday that the Irish High Court, after hearing arguments on Facebook's...

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