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European Court of Justice strikes blow to EU-US data pact

The European Court of Justice has struck down a key data protection agreement that lets American and European companies share their customers' personal data.

The court upheld a complaint by Max Schrems, a Facebook user from Austria who'd argued that the agreement, known as Safe Harbour, did not give European consumers adequate protection against snooping by US intelligence agencies.

The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones explains the implications in the video above.

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  • 06 Oct 2015
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