Irish Privacy Watchdog To Seek Ruling On Data Transfer Tool

Law360, New York (May 25, 2016, 9:11 PM EDT) -- The Irish privacy regulator said Wednesday that it is planning to ask Europe’s high court to determine if multinational companies such as Facebook can continue to use model contracts to transfer data between the EU and U.S. in light of the court’s recent invalidation of the widely used safe harbor mechanism.

The Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which is the lead international privacy regulator for companies like Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. that have their European headquarters in the country, has recently been busy...
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