Following the ruling that invalidated the Safe Harbor arrangement, the Irish High Court has declared that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is "obliged to investigate" Max Schrems' complaint and must follow "fair procedures under Irish and EU law." The Commissioner pledged a "quick and swift procedure." Facebook's last minute motion to join the procedure was denied. "The Schrems case underscores the need for the U.S. to strengthen its right to privacy," EPIC's Marc Rotenberg told the Washington Post.
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