Meta's processing ban appeal on hold until CJEU resolves related case

21/05/2024 | Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons has written an excellent summary of the latest developments in Meta's appeal against an advertising ban imposed by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which prohibited Meta from processing personal data on its Facebook and Instagram platforms for use in behavioural advertising. 

The High Court in Ireland provided guidance on the appropriateness of conducting modular trials in cases where related proceedings are ongoing before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In this case, the High Court ruled against a modular trial and instead decided to put the court proceedings on hold until the CJEU resolves the related matter. Both parties agreed that some aspects of the case should be deferred until after the CJEU issues its ruling but disagreed on whether certain aspects should proceed to be considered by the High Court in the interim. Ultimately, the High Court decided that there should be an adjournment in the Irish proceedings.

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