Tag: European Court of Justice

ICANN Looking to Appeal Whois Case with European Court of Justice  

ICANN Looking to Appeal Whois Case with European Court of Justice  

In a blog post this week, California-based non-profit ICANN said that may appeal its ongoing Whois case to the European Court of Justice if the Higher Regional Court does not rule in its favor. The statement came across as “bizarre” since it is usually to the advantage of appellants to show some modicum of respect to a court they are appealing to and wait for that court’s judgment before talking about an appeal to a higher court. The domain overseer is expected to spend millions should it pursue arguing its GDPR case at the ECJ rather than to fix its […]

Facebook Loses Bid to Delay Referral of Privacy Case in EU

Facebook Loses Bid to Delay Referral of Privacy Case in EU

It was reported this week that the Irish High Court has denied Facebook’s request to extend the referral of its privacy case to the European Court of Justice. High Court Judge Caroline Costello ordered the referral to be made immediately, saying that the court will cause the least injustice if it delivers the reference immediately to the ECJ. While Facebook said that it will be asking the permission of the Irish court to appeal the referral, it will no longer serve to delay the ECJ’s hearing of the case. It is said that a ruling of the ECJ against Facebook […]

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 […]