EU court rules against Facebook over transatlantic data deal

Aerial view of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela driving to the Tienditas Bridge on the border between Cucuta, Colombia and Tachira, Venezuela, where Venezuelan military officers have blocked the bridge (AFP Photo/Edinson ESTUPINAN)
The EU\’s top court on Tuesday ruled that a key transatlantic data deal relied on by companies such as Facebook was invalid in the light of spying revelations in the Edward Snowden scandal.
"The Court of Justice declares that the (European) Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid," it said in a decision on a case brought against Facebook by Austrian law student Max Schrems.
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