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Thursday, 08 October 2015

Edward Snowden, the CIA and HR

It is a plotline that could almost belong in a movie. Following the Edward Snowden revelations about US surveillance, a plucky student brings a legal case about preventing data being sent to the US. When the student initially loses, following US government intervention and with Facebook and Google ranged against him, he appeals all the way to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), where he wins. Probably a made-for-TV movie or ITV drama, but an entertaining hour or so. But that is exactly what has happened in a recent data protection decision before the ECJ. 

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