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International: NOYB addresses DPC draft decision on Meta's EU-US data transfers

None of your business ('NOYB') published, on 7 July 2022, a statement in which it addressed the draft decision issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission ('DPC') concerning EU-US transfers of personal data by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (formerly Facebook Ireland Limited), as confirmed by DPC in the media. In particular, the draft decision was issued in light of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (§1681 of Title 15 of the U.S.C.) ('FISA') and the Snowden disclosures, following the procedure initiated by the DPC of its own volition, occurring in parallel with a complaint submitted by Max Schrems.

In response, NOYB outlined that the draft decision will not lead to an immanent stop of data transfers, but triggers the process under Article 60 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'), whereby other European data protection authorities are granted one month to comment on the draft decision. Furthermore, NOYB stated that it is unclear on the status of the complaint submitted by Schrems. Ultimately, NOYB questioned whether a final decision might include a fine for data transfers carried out in the period following rulings from the Court of Justice of the European Union.

You can read the statement here.