Digital Rights Ireland takes up fight against Privacy Shield
27 October 2016 | 0
While Safe Harbour’s demise was an unexpected legal consequence of a complaint to the Irish privacy regulator about Facebook’s handling of one user’s personal information, the challenge to Privacy Shield is more explicit: a direct attempt to overturn the decision implementing it.
Digital Rights Ireland filed an action on 16 September, seeking annulment of a European Commission decision in the area of freedom, security and justice, according to electronic records of the Court of Justice of the EU.
Further details of the action will not be made public until they are published in the EU’s Official Journal, a move that is expected in the next few days.
Digital Rights Ireland declined to comment on its action. “Unfortunately we aren’t in a position to offer any statement at all on this at this stage,” a spokesman said.
The organisation has a history of challenging EU authorities on privacy matters, though, helping overturn the Commission’s Data Retention Directive in 2014, and contributing to the case that ended Safe Harbour.
European Commission officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
IDG News Service