To say that Max Schrems is a thorn in Facebook’s side would not do Schrems — nor the size of the thorn wound — justice. Schrems is back in court today in the EU with another lawsuit that can have even greater impact than his first case against Facebook. As seen on The Insurance Journal:
The latest lawsuit challenges the legality of tools used by companies to move commercial data outside of the EU. The first Schrems case led to a surprise ruling in 2015 that struck down a widely-used trans-Atlantic data-transfer system over concerns U.S. spies could get unfettered access to EU data.
At risk in the latest case are Standard Contractual Clauses, which companies rely on as the most efficient alternative to transferring commercial data after the EU court’s first decision. It also questions parts of the so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the new trans-Atlantic data transfer pact adopted in 2016 to replace Safe Harbor.
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