Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in today's court hearing

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At issue is standard contractual clauses used by Facebook and other companies to transfer personal data to the United States and other parts of the world and whether these violate Europeans’ fundamental right to privacy. Cross-border data transfers worth billions of dollars are a fact of life for businesses ranging from banks to carmakers to industrial giants. Schrems, an Austrian law student, successfully fought against the EU’s previous privacy rules called Safe Harbour in 2015. He is now challenging Facebook’s use of such standard clauses on the grounds that they do not offer sufficient data protection safeguards. To read more: Click here