High Court asks EU to review rules following Facebook data sharing allegations

A high court judge has asked the ECJ to review EU data protection rules following an attempt by watchdogs to force an investigation into Facebook’s alleged sharing of personal data.

18th June, 2014
The High Court has jurisdiction over the case because Facebook’s European headquarters are based in Dublin

A high court judge has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to review EU data protection rules following an attempt by watchdogs to force an investigation into Facebook’s alleged sharing of personal data from EU users with the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Justice Gerard Hogan upheld a decision by Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes not to investigate the allegations. The Commissioner handled an audit into how Facebook uses personal data in 2011.

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