Civil society group launches 101 complaints over EU-US data transfers

Noyb, a European privacy group, has filed 101 complaints in all 30 EU and European Economic Area (EEA) member states against 101 European companies, for continuing to use Google Analytics or Facebook Connect one month after the major judgment nullifying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). According to a statement from noyb, neither Facebook nor Google seem to have a legal basis for the data transfers. Google still claims to rely on the ‘Privacy Shield’ a month after it was invalidated, while Facebook continues to use the Standard contractual clauses ( “SCCs”), despite the CJEU finding that US surveillance laws violate EU fundamental rights. Further legal actions are planned, as noyb plans to gradually increase the pressure on EU and US companies to review their data transfer arrangements and adapt to the ruling by the CJEU.