Meta granted tranfer ban extension until July, DPF decision in July

26/06/2023 | The Irish Times

Meta has been granted an extension on the interim stay against the decision made by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) to suspend the transfer and storage of user data from Europe to the United States. The transfer ban was part of a record €1.2 billion fine imposed on Meta by the DPC in May. 

The stay was granted by Mr Justice Denis McDonald and has been extended until the end of July. 

According to Catherine Donnelly, Senior Council for the DPC, the European Commission is expected to announce its decision next month concerning the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) and whether the US offers an adequate level of data protection. 

The outcome of this decision will determine whether the transfer ban is necessary or not. 

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