The Irish Times reports on closing arguments in the case Austrian student Max Schrems has brought alleging Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes wrongly refused to investigate his complaint that Facebook Ireland could not lawfully permit mass transfer of personal data—including Schrems’s—to U.S. intelligence services. Schrems’s team said the data transferred was not in accordance with any exceptions under the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement. The judicial review has ended, and Justice Gerard Hogan is expected to rule on the matter June 18.
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