Austrian Max Schrems Facebook privacy complaint to be investigated in Ireland

Facebook’s European privacy practices are to be investigated by the Irish data protection watchdog, after a three-year legal fight by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.The high court in Dublin quashed the Irish data protection commissioner’s original refusal to examine Schrems’ complaint over the alleged movement of his data outside of Europe by Facebook after referring the case to the European court of justice. see:

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