Facebook’s international headquarters on Dublin’s Grand Canal Square. Photo: Thomas Hubert

Days after being told to suspend data transfers to the US, Facebook has now issued a High Court case against the Irish data regulator

Having received a preliminary order to suspend data transfers to the US, Facebook is now seeking a judicial review against a decision of the Data Protection Commission.

11th Sep, 2020 - 3 min read

Days after the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order to suspend data transfers to the US, the social media giant has lodged papers in the Irish High Court seeking a judicial review.

Acting on behalf of Facebook Ireland, the Dublin commercial law firm Mason Hayes + Curran lodged papers with the court yesterday, naming the Data Protection Commissioners as defendant in the judicial review action.

The High Court will be asked to test the validity and legality of the decision of the DPC, a move that will be watched by other social media giants. Yvonne Cunnane, head of data protection and privacy with Facebook, has...

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