Facebook’s method of transferring data from the EU to the US for business purposes is to be challenged again in court.
The Irish data protection commissioner will argue the legal mechanism for these transfers does not sufficiently protect EU citizens’ right to privacy.
The concern is such transfers could be subject to mass surveillance by US intelligence agencies.
According to BBC News, Facebook said, data protection safeguards were in place.
A ruling against Facebook could potentially undermine the basis on which many businesses send data across the Atlantic particularly technology giants that rely on cloud computing and communications technology.
Currently, the social network transfers vast amounts of personal data about EU users to servers in the US – everything from people’s names to information about their activity online. – BBC News