Court adviser deals major blow to EU-U.S. data share deal

September 23, 2015 2:39 PM

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Court adviser deals major blow to EU-U.S. data share deal

BRUSSELS A deal easing the transfer of data between the United States and the EU is invalid, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Wednesday, dealing a blow to a system used by Facebook, Google and thousands of other companies.

The Safe Harbour agreement did not do enough to protect EU citizen's private information when it reached the United States and should have been suspended, Yves Bot, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), said.

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