European Data Protection Digest

Europe V. Facebook Complaint To Be Heard

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

October 24, 2013

Europe v. Facebook is claiming a victory in its case regarding Facebook’s involvement in the U.S. NSA’s surveillance program after the High Court in Ireland agreed to review a complaint the group lodged with Ireland’s data protection authority. The complaint was filed by the group in June but was originally rejected by Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes, who will now respond to the complaint before it is reviewed by the High Court. Europe v. Facebook hopes for a ruling within the next six months.
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