According to the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) the hearing before the Irish High Court brought by the DPA against Facebook Ireland Ltd and Mr Schrems over EU-US data transfers will possibly take another additional week (or two addition weeks) to conclude. More information on the case is available here.
- Opening submissions have been made by the DPA, Facebook and Schrems;
- Mr Schrems’ expert witness, Ms Ashley Gorski, was examined and gave testimony on US law;
- The Court refused the three amici curiae’s affidavits. The amici will be limited to making legal submissions during the hearing;
- The DPA’s two expert witnesses, Professor Neil Richards and Mr Andrew Serwin, was examined and gave testimony on US law;
- One of Facebook’s expert witnesses, Professor Peter Swire, was examined and gave testimony on US law.
The following needs still to happen:
- Facebook’s expert witness will be examined and cross-examine;
- Amici curiae will deposit their legal submissions, with the legal submissions on behalf of the US Government will be made last of all of the amici curiae;
- Closing submissions on behalf of Mr Schrems, Facebook, and then the DPA.
More information on the case Data Protection Commissioner -v- Facebook Ireland Ltd & anor is available here.
More on the CJEU’s Schrems decision is available at http://www.technethics.com….
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s latest update on the case can be found here.
EPIC’s Update on the case can be found here.
Schrem’s website “Europe v Facebook” (website collecting information regarding class actions against Facebook) is available at http://www.europe-v-facebook.org….