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European Court: Data Protection Treaty Not Strong Enough

The highest court in Europe has ruled in favor of an Austrian student who complained that a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement does not do enough to shield the privacy of users of the U.S.-based social media network Facebook. The European Court of Justice announced Tuesday that the so-called "Safe Harbor" agreement does not eliminate the need for local watchdogs to make sure U.S. firms are adequately protecting the data of their European users. The court said privacy...

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