Privacy watchdog awaits Facebook’s next move after EU-US data transfer deal

The deal struck between the US and EU on international data transfers is likely to see the Data Protection Commissioner receive submissions to its ongoing inquiry into Facebook

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner: ‘The desire for a political solution is very much there.’

The state’s data watchdog expects to receive submissions from interested parties in its inquiry into Facebook’s transatlantic data transfers, following a political deal between Washington DC and Brussels.

US president Joe Biden and Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, announced on Friday that an agreement in principle on international data transfers had been reached following months of negotiations.

The deal aims to pave the way for the continued transfer of EU citizen’s data ...