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Court allows Irish regulator to proceed with inquiry into Facebook data flows

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By Reuters

<p><body> <p><span class="caps">DUBLIN</span> (Reuters) – Ireland’s High Court on Friday rejected a Facebook bid to block an inquiry by the Irish data regulator that could halt Facebook’s data flows from the European Union to the United States. </p> <p>“For the reasons set out in this judgment, I refuse all of the reliefs sought by <span class="caps">FBI</span> (Facebook Ireland) and dismiss the claims made by it in the proceedings,” the court said in a judgement. </p> <p>“<span class="caps">FBI</span> has not established any basis for impugning the DPC’s (Data Protection Commissioner’s) decision or the <span class="caps">PDD</span> (Preliminary Draft Decision) or the procedures for the inquiry adopted by the <span class="caps">DPC</span>,” the judgment said. </p> <p/> <p> (Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Kevin Liffey)</p> </body></p>