back to article Slurp data in a Eurozone country? Play by their DPA's rules – EU court

Europe’s highest court ruled Thursday that if a company is operating in a particular country and targeting residents of that country for business, then it IS subject to that country’s data protection rules. The Weltimmo case hinged on the question of jurisdiction for data protection issues. Weltimmo is a Slovakian company …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Quick Facebook, hit the 'Dislike' button.

  2. a_yank_lurker

    I wonder how this will MicroSlurp's W10 spyware?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Consents involved so how that plays out with the various SPA's going to be interesting. [Is it really informed consent? Safe Harbor. What about contradictory DPDArulings, if any. IAANALso get even more inventive.]

  3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Possible implication for safe harbour. Stuff redress in the US courts if the company you're dealing with has establishment in the EU.

    1. James Micallef Silver badge

      Safe harbour or not, it automatically invalidates FBs 'defence' that it operated in Ireland and so was not subject to Austria's data protection law in 'angry Austrian' case

      1. Kevin Johnston

        Would like to agree but...

        That would require the ruling to be declared as applying retrospectively which probably will not happen outside of the case in question.

        Now if Facebook would like to re-send the data that is a very new ballgame.

  4. nijam Silver badge

    Why not go one step further and just harmonise DP legislation across the EU? Oh, yes, of course - too many whinging that the EU does nothing for us.

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