Meta’s EU data transfer case faces Article 65 dispute resolution mechanism
The destiny of Meta’s data transfer to the U.S. may depend on a critical GDPR Article 65 dispute resolution procedure within the European Union. It was triggered after Ireland’s Data Protection Commission failed to achieve agreement from other EU data protection bodies on its proposed enforcement decision.
“We haven’t been able to resolve the objections raised on our draft decision and have to trigger the Article 65 process,” DPC Deputy Commissioner, Head of Corporate Affairs, Media and Communications Graham Doyle said. “We have sent the file to the Secretariat, and once they’ve completed the administrative work on their end, the Article 65 process will be officially triggered.”
In July 2022, the DPC provided their draft resolution, expecting to altogether suspend Meta from relocating personal data from the EU to the U.S. by way of typical contractual clauses. If said approach was taken, Meta-owned services such as Facebook and Instagram could possibly be blocked off within Europe, said Meta.
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