Whereas the Irish Supreme Court has rejected Facebook’s offer to block the European Union’s Privacy Regulation, created by the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC), which could suspend the flow of data from the EU to the United States; Wall Street Journal reports.
Facebook first complained about the order partly because it claimed that the Commission and other EU privacy regulators were moving too fast and did not give the company enough time to respond. Facebook also said Limit The IDPC data protection regulation “would have detrimental effects on the European economy”. Clearly, Irish officials did not share the same concerns.
The Commission has yet to submit a final draft of its order to the EU’s privacy authorities, but if approved, it could have a far-reaching impact on all transatlantic online businesses. Like Magazine taken into account, the order could force Facebook to hide information it collects from EU users or stop serving these countries altogether.