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Irish data regulator orders Facebook to stop sending personal data to the US

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Niall Carson/PA)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Niall Carson/PA)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Niall Carson/PA)

Ireland’s data protection commissioner has issued Facebook with a preliminary order to stop sending data transfers from EU users to the US.

The move, confirmed by Facebook, could spark a new transatlantic digital crisis.

The order, described to Independent.ie by people close to the situation as “well progressed”, is the result of a European Court decision in July, which struck down the transatlantic ‘Privacy Shield’ treaty.


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