The recent "Safe Harbor" verdict poses new challenges to online companies. In the ruling, the European Court of Justice declared that a data-sharing deal between the EU and the US is invalid. Data from EU users will now enjoy additional protections.
A new transatlantic deal on data sharing has been agreed, according to EU and US officials. Europe's top court had blocked the previous "Safe Harbor" pact, citing a lack of privacy safeguards for EU citizens.
French regulator CNIL has penalized the US social network for failing to protect its users' data, with the fine being relatively modest, but marking a new phase in the spat between Facebook and the EU.
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