Tuesday 6 December 2016

Europe has failed in duty to protect citizens over web privacy threat

TJ McIntyre

Published 07/10/2015 | 02:30

Max Schrems
Max Schrems

The landmark ruling handed down yesterday by the European Court of Justice in the Schrems case - striking down the Safe Harbour decision - has mostly been analysed in business and consumer terms.

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But what does it mean for technology firms headquartered in Ireland? How can those firms now transfer data to the United States?

Will it mean that firms have to set up European data centres to handle data from their European customers?

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