The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that the clauses were still valid. However, it cancelled the framework agreement between the US and the EU on data transfers. The European Court of the European Union ruled on Thursday that an agreement allowing large technology companies to transfer data to the United States was invalid and that national regulators should take tougher measures to protect the privacy of users` data. Technology companies such as Facebook are no longer simply expected to adequately protect the privacy of its European users` data when they send it to the United States. On the contrary, the EU and the US will probably have to find a new agreement that ensures that European data in the US enjoys the same data protection as those of the EU, which has some of the highest standards in the world. BREAKING: The European Court of Justice has just invalidated the “Privacy Shield” data exchange system between the EU and the United States due to excessive surveillance by the United States. Full details available here: t.co/xN4HKhZaBT #PRISM #FISA702 #Privacy #PrivacyShield #SCCs #GDPR #CJEU Trade Minister Wilbur Ross said the US was “deeply disappointed” that an EU court had abolished a crucial online data agreement between Europe and the US. The case began after former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that the U.S. government was sniffing people`s data and online communications. The revelations contained details of how Facebook gave us access to Europeans` personal data to US security authorities.
The fight for our data: European leaders are demanding digital sovereignty “As our economies continue to recover after the Covid-19, it is essential that companies – including the more than 5,300 current participants in Privacy Shield – be able to transfer data without interruption,” Ross said in a statement using the name of the system that allows data transmission between European and US servers. In its judgments, the Tribunal found that there were “restrictions on the protection of personal data arising from U.S. national legislation regarding the access and use of such data by the U.S. authorities by the European Union to that third country.” Facebook pay a record $5 billion fine for privacy violation Austrian activist and law student This year filed a complaint against Facebook, which has its EU base in Ireland, arguing that personal data should not be sent to the US, as many companies do because data protection is not as strong as in Europe.