US government asks to join key EU privacy case on transatlantic data flows

The US government has asked to be joined as a party in the Irish High Court case between the Austrian privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems, and the social network Facebook. The American Chamber of Commerce, Business Software Alliance, and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation also asked to join the procedure, as these organisations’ members also use standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the United States.

Country: Ireland

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data protection, Internet, US, transatlantic data flows, Safe Harbour agreement, amicus curiae, standard contractual clauses, model clauses, surveillance, privacy

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2016

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