Irish Regulator Seeks To Halt Facebook US Data Transfers

The Data Protection Commission of Ireland has provided Facebook with a preliminary mandate to halt data transfers to the United States regarding the company’s users in the European Union, The Wall Street Journal report, citing unnamed sources.

The social-media company would probably have to rework its platform to isolate a good portion of the information it gets from European users, or halt working with them for at least a limited time, according to the WSJ.

“A lack of safe, secure and legal international data transfers would damage the economy and prevent the emergence of data-driven businesses from the EU, just as we seek a recovery from COVID-19,” Facebook executive Nick Clegg said, per WSJ.

Facebook rolled out what Reuters described as “legal action” on Friday, September 11, against the Commission as an effort to stop the potential order.

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