David Meyer reports:
The campaign group Europe v Facebook has decried a decision by the Luxembourg data protection commissioner, which found that Microsoft and its Skype subsidiary have not broken EU privacy law by sending Europeans’ data back to the U.S.
The National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) said on Monday that the data transfer was legal under the Safe Harbor agreement, through which U.S. companies can self-certify to say they abide by EU-strength privacy standards, even though their country does not. This was in response to a complaint filed by the activist group known as Europe v Facebook.
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