Data transfer freeze could limit FB's EU ops - report

Sunday, 20. September 2020 14:04

Facebook Inc. told Ireland's High Court the company isn't sure how its services would continue to work within the European Union if the data transfer mechanism is halted, the Sunday Business Post reported on Sunday citing court documents.

"It is not clear to (Facebook) how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU," the tech giant said according to the paper.

Ireland's Data Protection Commission recently made a preliminary order telling Facebook it will restrict the possibility of sending user data from the EU to the United States, threatening with up to $2.8 billion fine if the company doesn't comply with the regulation. Shortly after, Facebook appealed to the Commission's decision claiming regulative procedures weren't respected while imposing the restriction.

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