DPC decision on Facebook data transfers is delayed as other watchdogs object
The social media giant has warned that the commissioner’s preliminary order threatened ‘devastating’ and ‘irreversible’ consequences for its business model
A landmark decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) which could result in Facebook withdrawing services from the European market has been delayed following objections from other watchdogs.
The DPC, which is headed by Helen Dixon, moved in July to enforce a preliminary order which it issued in 2020 to stop Facebook from transferring the personal information of EU citizens to the United States.
As the DPC enforces the EU’s general data protection regulation ...