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Irish Privacy Regulator Concedes Must Investigate Facebook Data

Ireland's privacy regulator conceded on Tuesday that it should investigate Facebook Inc.'s transfers of data to the United States following a legal challenge mounted by an Austrian law student against its initial refusal to do so. Max Schrems challenged the transfers of European users' data after revelations in 2013 of the U.S. government's Prism program, which allowed U.S. authorities to harvest private information directly. He filed his complaint in Ireland because...

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