Tag: European Court of Justice

ECJ Asked to Probe US-EU Facebook Data Transfers

ECJ Asked to Probe US-EU Facebook Data Transfers

It was reported this week that the Irish High Court had sought the help of the European Court of Justice to determine the legality of data transfers from EU to US by tech firms. The referral, which is to be received by the ECJ at the end of April, follows a case involving an Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems who complained against Facebook’s practice of storing the data of EU users in the US. While EU data protection law prohibits the transfer of personal data of EU citizens to a country with inadequate privacy protections, it is still to be […]

EU Court Classifies Uber as Transport Service

EU Court Classifies Uber as Transport Service

Last Wednesday, the European Court of Justice made a landmark ruling which classified Uber as a transport service which will be subject to regulation like taxi operators. The decision is expected to affect other online businesses across Europe. Uber had previously argued that it was just an app which served as an intermediary between drivers and riders and should therefore be subject only to EU’s rules for online businesses. However, the ECJ has decided that the ride-hailing services provided by the company falls under services the field of transport.   An Uber spokesperson said that the ruling will not change […]