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Adrian Weckler: What does the European Court ruling mean for people and businesses?


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What does this ruling by the European Court mean?

It means two things. First, it's now European law that the US is presumed not to protect European data privacy standards.

Second, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) must now take action to protect European citizens' privacy in the US, up to and including the duty to "suspend or prohibit" transfers of EU citizens' personal data there.