Irish DPC files draft order to halt Meta’s data transfers to US
On Thursday, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission sent a draft decision to its EU data protection authority counterparts in which it proposes to halt Facebook parent company Meta from transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. If approved by the other DPAs, Meta-owned services Facebook and Instagram may be shuttered in the EU.
Thursday’s news, however, will not have an immediate effect on Meta’s services. The draft decision triggers the process under the Article 60 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This provides the other DPAs with four weeks to comment, or express “relevant or reasoned objection,” on the DPC’s draft decision, but ultimately, a final decision could take longer than four weeks.
Source: Irish DPC files draft order to halt Meta’s data transfers to US