Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Max Schrems launches new legal broadside at Facebook

After bringing down the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor data transfer agreement, Max Schrems is turning his legal guns on the other mechanisms that enable the transatlantic commerce in Europeans’ personal information — and Facebook is in the line of fire again.

Schrems wants Ireland’s privacy watchdog to order Facebook to keep his data in Europe, along with that of other Europeans, and maintains that there is no legal basis on which it can safely export it to the U.S.

He has filed two new complaints about Facebook’s handling of his personal data, and updated another, he said Wednesday. The new complaints are with the Belgian Privacy Commission and the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner in Hamburg, Germany.

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