Irish High Court grants Facebook right to file Judicial Review against Irish DPC

According to the European civil society group noyb, the Irish High Court has allowed Facebook to file a judicial review against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and a new ‘ex officio’ procedure by the DPC into EU-USA data flows. In doing so, Facebook has succeeded in stopping the DPC’s investigation into EU-USA data flows that are not legal under an instrument called ’standard contractual clauses’ (SCCs). Max Schrems, the complainant in the original case, stated: It does not come as a surprise that the DPC has again failed to run a proper procedure and was stopped by the Irish courts for now’.