The European Court of Justice to rule on the validity of standard contractual clauses

On 25 May 2016, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC”) released a press statement informing that it will continue to thoroughly and diligently investigate Max Schrems’ complaint to ensure the adequate protection of personal data. The DPC also informed Max Schrems and Facebook that it intended to seek declaratory relief in the Irish High Court and a referral to the CJEU to determine the legal status of data transfers under Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCC”).

This brings us back to Max Schrems’ initial complaint in 2013 to the DPC by which he questioned the validity of Facebook Ireland’s transfer of his personal data to the United States.

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