According to a decision by the Irish Data Protection Commission, DCP, Facebook must stop transmitting European user data to its servers in the US due to the risk that the information in the country could access them.
The company says we can decide remains whether companies can transfer their 410 million others in Europe as using their services such as Facebook and Instagram, reports Vice.
Facebook has in turn sent a lawsuit against DCP in which they accuse the authority of being unfair and biased as it only gave itself up on Facebook.
Questions the decision-making process
In a statement, Facebook’s Ireland Data Protection Council, Yvonne Cunnane, also questions that the decision was made “solely” by Helen Dixon of the Irish Data Protection Regulation.
According to Yvonne Cunnane, Facebook and its services are a tool for freedom of expression in Europe and that services also generate around 2.008 billion in sales for companies that use them.
There should also be a context so that Facebook’s services can also be used to disseminate massive information affecting political choices, so that the UK’s vote can leave the EU.
I comment to Vice says Michael Veale, who researches technology policies at University College London, that it is not possible that Facebook works would leave the European market.
A spokesperson from Facebook says that the company can not leave Europe at all, but that the lawsuit is about the importance of there being legal and secure ways to transfer data between the EU and the US.