EU: Facebook loses privacy case

Case brought by law student after Edward Snowden revelations of surveillance operations.

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that trans-Atlantic data protection agreement is not adequately protecting consumers.

The ruling is a result of a complaint by Austrian student Max Schrems who stated that the data protection commissioner of Ireland (where the European headquarters of Facebook are based) does not offer sufficient protection against surveillance of data transferred by Facebook to services in the United States.

Facebook is yet to comment on the findings.

Sources: Mashable; France 24.