RTÉ News reports:
Ten parties, including the US government, have begun making arguments to the Commercial Court to be allowed have a watching brief in a case being taken by the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon against Facebook.
Ms Dixon is seeking to have the question of the legality of a mechanism known as “Standard Contractual Clauses” or SCCs, which enables the data of Facebook users in the EU to be transferred to the US, tested in the European courts.
The question of the legality of SCCs is of great importance not only to Facebook, but also to thousands of other US technology companies operating in Europe.
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