Following Schrems I case (C-362/14 of 6 October 2015), which invalidated the Safe Harbour Privacy Principles, another legal action filed by Max Schrems challenges the EU to U.S. personal data transfers made by Facebook on the basis of the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission (the "SCCs"). According to Mr. Schrems, such transfers infringe the EU data protection law as they allow U.S. authorities to access his personal data. On 19 December 2019, the Advocate General observed that the SCCs used by controllers to transfer personal data to processors established in third countries were themselves valid under the EU data protection law.
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