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Facebook files judicial review request over Irish decision on US data transfers

By Jakub Krupa and Matthew Newman
  • 11 Sep 2020 12:58
  • 11 Sep 2020 12:58
Facebook has asked the Irish High Court for a judicial review of a draft decision by the country's data regulator that the social media giant should suspend its EU-US data transfers.

A landmark EU court ruling in July annulled the EU-US Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement (see here). The Irish Data Protection Commission subsequently began looking

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Jakub Krupa

Senior Correspondent


Jakub joined MLex’s London team in August 2020 to report on topics including data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and telecom regulation, focusing on EU & UK regulatory and legal risk in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He is currently working on MLex's coverage of future mobility, in particular the rise of connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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