According to the US CNBC website reported on the 10th, the Irish data regulator has issued a preliminary order to the US social media Facebook , Requiring the other party to stop transmitting relevant data of EU users to the United States. If Facebook does not comply with this regulation, it will face a fine of up to 2.8 billion US dollars.
It is reported that the preliminary order was issued to Facebook by the Irish Data Protection Commission in August. A blog post published by Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications at Facebook, on the 9th of this month, pointed out that the Irish Data Protection Commission has begun an investigation into the transmission of data from Europe and the United States controlled by Facebook, and recommended improvements in data transmission. According to the law, this move may result in Facebook having to cancel most of the data it collects from European users. If Facebook does not comply with relevant regulations, the Irish Data Protection Commission may impose a fine of US$2.8 billion, or approximately RMB 19.14 billion, on Facebook.
Reported that the outcome of the incident may provide a reference for the European Union to act, and other US technology companies may face the same situation in the future. In July of this year, the European Court of Justice ruled that the data transmission standards between the EU and the United States did not adequately protect the privacy of European citizens. The European Court of Justice held that EU citizens had no effective means to counter surveillance by the US government and therefore restricted US companies from sending European user data to the United States. the way.
It is reported that, without the knowledge of EU citizens, agencies such as the US National Security Agency can theoretically require Internet companies such as Facebook and Google to hand over data of EU citizens.